Anyone had to deal with it before? I've had it for about 3 years now. Stubborn injury just won't go away. I'm at the point where I just manage the pain now, by avoiding activities that aggravate it as much as possible. I saw a podiatrist for awhile, but he wanted to do surgery and the success rate just wasn't high enough for me. Also had an allergic reaction to a cortisone shot that actually made the pain worse. Prior to the injury I was an avid runner. In the military we regularly do physical fitness tests, and in the 3 years since the first signs of pain, I've gone from a 9:30 mile and a half run time to a 12:10, because I just can't put in the training miles anymore. I can still play tennis, but I'm limited to one decent match in a week with plenty of ice and rest in between. I'm not really sure where to go from here. I think I might just be stuck managing the pain for the rest of my life if I don't opt for the surgery, and even that might not fix it. At least I can still play video games regularly though.