I received results from MRI yesterday and I do not have achilles tendonitis like podiatrist said after getting MRI report he called to tell me I have "paratenonitis" which means the sheathe/cover (very thin like scotch tape) that covers the achilles tendon is inflammed. He believes the reason why I continue to feel pain, discomfort and burning sensation is because blood vessels from the parentenon are growing into achilles tendon. So, he is recommending surgery to have those vessels removed and cleaned up. He doesn't do surgery so he is referring to ortho-podiatrist. Anyway, I know there is always a chance it make not fix it, or make it better or no improvement. I'm going to get a 2nd opinion once we see this new specialist but just thought I'd ask members on Boxerworld since there are so many members. Has anyone had this type of surgery and how were the results? What was your recovery time. So, I all ready know that once I have the surgery, I'll have down time for recuperation no weight on ankle, but I'll have to go once again to physical therapy to strengthen the ankle tendons, muscles and calf muscles. I'd like to hear the patient side anyone who has had this done. I'll get the medical side and information from the specialist once we have our consult as well. I've asked people I know if they have had this type of injury but no one has. The funny thing is the internet states that this type of injury is usually from long distance runners and marathoners. That is not me at all???? I'm like how did I get this injury I'm not a runner but a walker. The only I can think of when I was working out and stretching my calf muscles the personal trainer I had showed me this calf stretch that I've never really done before. So, I'm thinkng maybe this was the culprit or the origin of injury. I've tried looking up stuff on internet but not having any luck except finding websites promoting different ankle braces and products for achilles tendons injury and just broad overview of what paratenonitis is. Thank you for taking the time to read my post.