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Achilles' tendon lengthening surgery

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Jonshooter, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Jonshooter

    Jonshooter New Member

    Hello all,
    New to this forum. I've had left foot issues since 2006. I fractured my heel running for work and subsequently had a cyst removed, a Haglunds deformity (bone spur) shaved off. To access both of these areas, my Achilles' tendon was taken off, had scar tissue removed and the tendon was pinned back into place.
    Since then I have had severe plantar fasciitis in the left foot and have had numerous cortisone shots since. In 2011, I had the Topaz procedure done and it worked for approximately 10 months and then I was back to the cortisone shots.
    I recently obtained a second opinion and was advised by the new podiatrist that the plantar fasciitis is more a direct result of a very tight Achilles' tendon. After my initial surgery in 2006, I was on a very rigid physical therapy regimen and have stretched daily since, to no avail. I also have a large bump (possible bone spur), on both the heel area where the tendon attaches as well as on the inside of my heel, preventing me from wearing certain shoes.
    I am trying to find out if the Achilles' tendon lengthening surgery is a good option, as well as having my bone spurs shaved down. I'm 38 years old, and need some help.
    Thanks all!!
    JS
     
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