I'm due for repair of a complete tear of the perineal brevus tendon in right ankle. 16+ year old injury from multiple ankle sprains playing tennis. Back then MRIs were new and they did them sparingly, so they just did x-ray and handed me a bag of ice. Fast forward and joint is unstable, misaligned and arthritis developing. MRI showed compete tear. They say arthroscopy. 6 weeks no weight on it and 6 months rehab. It stings pretty good by the end of the work week.