Hi and welcome. This is always hard. The internet is full of information and that is great but then we really question our doctors. Which is okay. I would talk to your orthpod again and bring up what you think after doing your research. Get their feeling on it. In general, surgery is invasive while the more conservative things are not. I understand your concern, but surgery has its own risks of complications that will impact your training and sports life. Personally, I go with the less invasive option first to give it a shot and then move on to the more invasive procedure. Your other option is to see a second doctor for a second opinion. It's your life and your body and it's worth feeling confident in what you are being told.