I haven't had surgery but have had nerve tests, cortisone shots, acupuncture, MRI of back, vitamin therapy, magnets, and you name it. I don't think anyone other than fellow PF'rs realize how disabling you can be with this condition. It is so painful and so limiting.
I plan on purchasing another pair of Birks today or some similar type of shoe today. There is a web site that carries clogs for medical professionals and people who have to be on their feet a lot. I thought I would try some on at the store to figure out my size then compare prices with those on the web.
I wish you the very best of luck with your PF.