A few more weeks went by and the more I worked out the more pain I was in. It was affecting my job, my life and my training. I started looking for more answers online and came across a YouTube clip of “The Doctors” describing other treatments for persistent pain such as shock-wave therapy, Amniotic umbilical cord matrix, and Radio frequency that melts scar tissue.
With this information I went back to the doctor and we discussed the above choices plus plantar fascia release and a minimally invasive procedure called topaz (radio frequency energy guided into the tissue). But, first I must have an MRI.
I had the MRI and when we met he confirmed the plantar fasciitis and told me I have a lot of scar tissue built up. Then he asked me about the other pain that goes up towards my ankle. Then he told me I have peroneal tendon tears and need surgery. I was a bit surprised but I knew something else was causing me pain. My workouts have been limited due to the immense pain I had. So, we decided on the Topaz treatment for the plantar fasciitis and tendon repair surgery.
What Are the Peroneal Tendons?
A tendon is a band of tissue that connects a muscle to a bone. The two peroneal tendons in the foot run side-by-side behind the outer ankle bone. One peroneal tendon attaches to the outer part of the midfoot, while the other tendon runs under the foot and attaches near the inside of the arch. The main function of the peroneal tendons is to stabilize the foot and ankle and protect them from sprains. http://www.foothealthfacts.org/footankleinfo/peroneal-tendon.htm
I found a video similar to the topaz surgery I will be having and one for the tendon repair. Warning: very graphic