I know this may sound crazy but you might want to try and find a good chiropractor-- they treat more than just the spine. I saw many specialists for pain in my foot and ankle and had over two years of physical therapy. I think that they were convinced that I had CRPS. But I would not believe this. Finally a friend recommended a chiropractor who has been treating my foot (he told me I have a chronic sprain). Now I am off all my pain meds and walking without being tempted to use my crutches (which I used off and on for over two years). You might want to get an opinion from a chiropractor (my friend's treats her tendinitis in her wrist and thumb) and you might be able to save yourself from surgery.Good luck
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