I have had many years of pain and had seen 13 OS's and poditrist, was in a pain clinic had PT and all of this since 5/2000. I had surgery on my achilles tendon 8/2000 and what a messed up job that turned out to be. I found someone who would look at my achilles tendon MRI's with horror that no other doctor would do anything to end my 5 1/2+ years of pain and swelling. This OS did surgery 2/27/06 and removed a tumor the size of a large peach. Luckily it was benign. I have had post ops and will have surgery again in about 6 weeks to put in a tendon that is from the side of my foot right above my arch. If that isn't big enough he will try to find one that will. If he can't find one he said maybe a flexor something. Has anyone ever heard of a tumor this size being in an achilles tendon? He had to scrape the tumor from my tendons, muscles and everything in that area. Next time he will remove a haglunds bump that I have had since my accident in May of 2000. The other doctors I saw said it was a cyst. Now I can't stand on my foot because there is no tendon there to hold me up. I had 17 stitches on the outside and I don't know how many inside but they said there was a lot. What these other doctors called a haglunds bump was the tumor growing. The haglunds bump is what cut my tendon with every step I took.
Thanks for letting me vent. Any comments will be grateful.