Hi Doctor, i have been told by my orthopedist that i have a torn ligament in my left foot and that I should have surgery; although my podiatrist thinks surgery would not benefit me at all. The MRI states: slight chronic sprains of the anterior talofibular & deltoid ligaments with slight anterolateral synovitis & slight posterior tibial tendinopathy with mild sinus tarsi synovitis. I do not have much pain, I just can’t shift my weight on that foot for more that one minute. It feels like the support is gone. I have been dealing with this injury since October 2014 and it hasn’t gotten any better or worse. Should i have surgery, will it help? What are the success rates of surgery for this type of injury? Any information you can provide will surely be appreciated.