This is a difficult situation, and one that many doctors have faced, I am sure. The problem with the MRI is that it will be somewhat difficult to differentiate the tear from the injection, if done recently. There is no quick fix for this that I am aware of. In fact I have a patient in a similar predicament and all I can do is put them in a cast brace and have them limit the walking while on vacation. Your doctor who you have seen should be the one to discuss surgery with you.
Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on May 25, 2003 at 21:51:10: