Yesterday, I had surgery on my right Achilles tendon, which has been hurting for over a year. The procedure, called Tenex, is minimally invasive and rather interesting. After injecting a local anesthetic into my foot (this was actually the worst part of the whole process) a very small incision is made. It's about 1/4". Then, a small ultrasound probe is inserted. This is used to break up the damaged tissue, which is then suctioned out. I am feeling very little pain-just some tenderness at the incision site. I have to wear a cast boot for the next 2 weeks. Since it's my right foot, I can't drive which is kind of annoying, but a pretty minor complaint. Hopefully, this will finally eliminate the pain. Wish me luck with the outcome.