| | Posterior Tibial Tendonitis won't go away
Hi, I just stumbled upon these boards for the first time. I'm only 19 and I have had for PTTS for going on two years. I have tried NSAIDS, a cortisone shot, predisone, orthotics, and wrapping my foot everyday as well. I'm beginning to worry that surgery may be my only option, but am concerned that it could cause me to never be able to run again or otherwise limit my activity.
I am a very active person, and am in good shape; my feet also are not that flat. I'm not really sure what caused the tendonitis, which began to affect me December 2010.
When I found that I couldn't run anymore, I tried biking and martial arts to stay active, but now even those activities are causing me problems. I have already been dealing with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis since I was diagnosed at 14 and am very concerned that I regain as much of my range of motion and physical capabilities that the arthritis has left me.
I guess I'm wondering, (1) is there anyone else in this forum dealing with PTTS at such a young age (the majority of people seem to be above 30) and (2) of the people who have had surgery performed (any age), what has been the outcome in terms of your physical abilities?
(Surgery would probably involve the fusion of two bones which failed to fuse as I grew as a child; I believe the diagnosis may have been accessory navicula.)
Last edited by mllnmfalcon; 09-10-2012 at 07:30 PM.