I have battled turf toe, arthritis in a specific joint and dealt with chronic pain for 18 months. After hearing I might need surgery I visited Dr. Langer and learned my issues are reasonably straightforward to manage and am not in a position where surgery is even a consideration - yay! I like his openness to listen and work with you. His support staff seems cut from the same cloth. He helped me prepare for a trip the following day and gave me confidence on how to limit and manage any pain from walking. I am a now a believer that a podiatrist is the only specialist to visit for foot ails and think I got lucking finding Dr. Langer.
After battling severe plantars fasciitis for close to two years and exercising all remedies, I finally decided to go ahead with the Tenex procedure as recommended by Dr. Langer. Although the first 7 weeks after the surgery I wasn't allowed to run, after that I slowly began to ramp up my mileage again. Within 3 months of the surgery I was running 60-70 miles a week and 4 months after I was back to 80-100 miles a week. Now, 9 months after, I am able to do all daily life activities plus maintain a high level of mileage. I highly recommend this surgery to anyone battling severe plantars, regardless if you are an athlete or not.