I have recently been diagnosed with PVNS in both ankles. I have had arthrosc opes done on both ankles now. I can't tell if it is any better yet. They still hurt from surgery. I am very upset about this as there does not seem to be a doctor around me that knows much about this condition. I am a working mother of 3 children at home and also have a grandchild that lives with me too. The world unfortunately does not stop when you hurt and you must move on. I just wish I could move with a little less pain. I think that I have this in other joints as well and would like to find out for sure. I am also looking to see if there are treatments that could possibly slow down the recurrence as my surgeon told me that left ankle was so bad he did not see how I have been able to walk for the last several years. Again, I said you paste a smile on your face and go about your day and don't let anyone know you hurt. I have a family to support. I really could use some uplifting comments from someone. I am very sad and depressed. Wish the pain would go away. Very frustrated with doctors. Still walking with crutches and was told that I will be doing that for the rest of my life. Please let me know that someone has survived this and is doing great..I just need some sort of hope to keep going. God Bless and I wish everyone the best!