tendon tear

The mri showed that I have a partial posterior tibial tendon tear. I have been wearing a boot and resting it to see if it heals. What is your treatment plan for this? I am also wondering if I should get a second opinion with an orthopedic physician. My podiatrist is talking about surgery and I would like to avoid that if I can. Is it possible that the tendon can heal without surgery?

Posted By kate on March 15, 2006 at 17:36:00:

A silicone insert on the back of the Achillotrain leaves tendon pressure-free and provides intermittent compression for the reduction of swelling and edema.

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