Shin splint surgery?
i’ve had shin splints for a year and its gotten to the point where i am in so much pain its not even funny. i went to see my doctor and they did an mri and the edema and periostitis was really bad. my doctor started to talk about surgery because we both feel that i have exhausted all my other options (physical therapy didn’t work, neither has medicine, massages, nothing). well as soon as he said surgery i was shocked because i didn’t see that one coming. he didn’t go into details or even tell me what it involves, he wants to completely rule out a stress fracture first. but i really want to know. what kind of surgery do they do? what is recovery like? are you on crutches, if so for how long? and how long is recovery in total? i need to know this so i can plan my surgery, i know i need to have it done soon since the pain is so bad but i’m debating on march when i have some time off (10 days or so) or waiting until my semester is over at the beginning of may (which i’m not sure is possible). please help me, any information would be great! thanks.