Unbelievably painful! Just the three lidocaine injections were almost unbearable. And then the actual injections hurt anyway, but maybe it would have been worse without the lidocaine.
Micronized dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane (dHACM) isn’t stem cells, but it recruits your own stem cells to the site of injection. It’s similar to the PRP treatments that spin your own blood to concentrate the good stuff and then inject it into the area that needs it. But you can’t use that method if you’re on a biologic or a steroid.
The tear in the tendon is right where it wraps around the inner ankle bone, so any movement of my foot exacerbates the area. Even in the walking boot I try not to use that foot at all. So, this seems like it’s worth a try, especially if it means I can avoid surgery.
It’s supposed to get worse before it gets better…fingers crossed that it doesn’t get that much worse. And that it really does get better!