I recently had a navicular accessory removed, as it had caused a lot of problems with my posterior tibial tendon, and just wondered if anyone has had a similar experience and how long did it take them to get back into running?
I should be grateful as I spent a painful 18months unable to do any exercise, and trying everything non-surgical under the sun until it was finally diagnosed, and now 4 months after surgery I can cycle, walk etc, but not really running more than a 15-20min walk/jog at the moment. The surgeon changes the goalpost every time I see him and is very vague so I'm interested in hearing anyone else's experience?
Hey thanks RicF for your post. Yes I've tried all manner of stretching - holding for 30 secs up to 2 mins - and a wide range of exercises to strengthen or realign but still the goddamn thing hurts like anything just walking around. I was even told it could be a neural pathway thing related to pain so tried therapy for that, various different orthotics, acupuncture, a bathe in the Ganges, even a psychologist as I wondered if perhaps it was psychosomatic! All to no avail and the surgeon seems to think this will work so curious about anyone else's experience as I'd never heard of this technique. I lived in the UK for many years until just over a year ago so also wondering how NZ fares with latest research and techniques compared to the UK...
I've had a crazy year of no running and a lot of pain thanks to what has been diagnosed as a problem with my posterior tibial tendon ('tib post') and despite months and months of strengthening, stretching, rest, massage etc it's no better...i've been referred to a surgeon who is advocating an operation to lengthen my calf. Has anyone had any experience with this? Anyone else had nightmares with tib post? I'm currently in NZ but feel I would travel anywhere in the world to get this sorted so if you also know of an amazing specialist please let me know!