|RUNNING OUT THE DOOR THE MINUTE I GOT PERMISSION|
The treatments we're thinking about include steroid injection, phonophoresis (steroid cream applied by ultrasound), and PRP injection (platelet-rich plasma: your own platelets re-injected in concentrated form to improve healing). The goal is to calm and heal the area of inflammation. It's so sensitive right now that everything aggravates it: just doing my PT exercises cause a reaction.
I'm willing to try more treatments if needed, but I am still wondering why I was never given an oral anti-inflammatory. In my opinion that should be first-line. I don't dare start popping OTC ibuprofen for fear of GI bleeding, but a prescription for meloxicam sure would be nice.
The doc I will be going to, by the way, treated a Saints punter with this condition (and successfully, I may add), so that's kind of cool!