I couldn't bring myself to do surgery. In no way did I want to be immobile again. There's more to it but that's all I'm saying on here. Either way I have all ny flexibility back an about 80% of my strength back in it. It's getting stronger every month. I also have three cortisone injections on board that are 5-6 months old so they should be wearing off if they haven't already and I'm still fine. The bruising is what's killing me. It's almost flip flop season.