I have flat feet and always have had sore feet that got worse and better but never went away. I tried all types of shoes and after years of suffering with no relief went to a podiatrist and got custom inserts made for me. That didn't fix it so a few years later I went back and had x-rays and an MRI taken and was told I had a slight tear in my Posterior tibial tendon which is the main support from the calf to the arch of the foot. I was off work for six weeks in a walking boot and thought that was the end of that. It wasn't. My feet still hurt and I thought that was just a part of life and carried on trying different shoes to see if that would help. I did not realize that with the orthodics I could wear any type of shoe and it would not matter because I would always be supported by the orthodics. My left foot started to lose strength and I had a limp all of a sudden and blamed it on my recreational sports that I love. My foot began to over pronate and looked different or deformed a little bit out of no where and I learned that I have Adult Flat Foot or Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction. My foot not only got more weak and over pronated excessively, it got wider and bigger than my right foot. The arch had collapsed completely as well. I'm having surgery this Friday to fix this and looking at a lengthy recovery time of four months if all goes well and up to a year before I'm back 100%. Has any one had this problem or surgery and if so I would love to hear the story. I'm planning on returning to work and extremely grateful to have the ability to take the time off and the benefits to pay for it while I collect disabilty. What more could I ask for? Any advice would be great!