I know there have been numerous posts about this in the past so I'll keep this very specific:
1. For those who have had success with conservative treatment (physical therapy, soft tissue work, etc.), roughly how long did your recovery process take?
2. Anyone have any experience with shockwave therapy?
Mine started in April of last year and finally cleared up April of this year. I still feel "twinges" every now and then, but not the kind of stiffness and pain I was feeling before. Mine was HHT of my left leg. After months of physical therapy (mostly deep tissue massage and MF release work) with not much lasting relief, I started strengthening the quads in my left leg (testing showed a 50% decrease compared to my right leg) and I started taking four Type 1, 2, & 3 collagen tablets a day (started this back in Feb.). Within a month, I was MUCH better and I'm 99% better now. I'm not sure if it was just the strengthening of the quads or the combo with the collagen. I'm just happy it's over (knock on wood), so I'm maintaining what finally worked for me.
I was going to look into other treatments if this didn't work, but thankfully it did.