I'm not sure of the exact procedure but from what I remember the surgeon cut or releases the tendon from the heel. I was told I would have to wear orthotics the rest of my life but by that point I couldn't not longer stand any weight on my heel which made it almost impossible to walk to it seem like a pretty fair trade. The surgery went well. Just day surgery. When I got home I wasn't in to much pain at all but being stubborn and not wanting to take pain meds I let it go until it really hurt when the freezing had worn off. Really bad idea because trying to play catch up after the pain gets bad isn't what you want to do. Had I taken the meds before the pain got bad I would have been fine. Anyway it did hurt for about a day and half and took about 2 -3 weeks before I could walk on it without any problems from what I remember. All in all in my case I'd say it was well worth it. Good luck, hope you figure out what's best for you.
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