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Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
Can other tendinopathies besides the Achilles seen on an Achilles MRI or does it require a different view (zoom, angle) of the extremity?
Yes: An MRI will give soft tissue details on all of the structures it is imaging. For instance, an ankle MRI will show achilles tendinopathy as well as any pathology in the various tendons around the ankle such as the posterior tibialis, peroneus longus and brevis, flexor hallucis longus, and flexor digitorum longus. It will also be able to detail the condition of the various bones and joints imaged. ...Read more
Is there achilles, soleus, gastrocnemius, tendon injuries/degeneration that are hard to see on MRI? Hardness alongside Achilles but MRI is normal
Mri may not show it: MRi primarily identifies soft tissue problems, muscle, tendon, fascia, etc. Calcifications are more difficult to identify. Plain radiographs and CT show calcifications to better advantage.Your physician who referred you for these studies should explain your options if this calcification is symptomatic. Calcifications in achilles tendon are often related to spur. ...Read more
Feel something strange mid way between calf and Achilles. Had MRI; pillow was placed under legs. MRI normal. Might pillow have pushed it into place?
Lump on Achilles tendon. Mri shows nothing but the lump is visable just looking at my foot. Drs r stumped! very painful all the time. Any ideas?
Swelling entire length of Achilles tendon. MRI normal. Leaving upper leg stationary and extending lower leg straight, feel pulling behind leg. Help?
Something hard about 4 inches long and 1 inch wide along lateral part of achilles, roughly half way between Achilles and calf. MRI normal. New test?
I'm having peroneal and Achilles surgery. My MRI shows lots of swelling, but no tear. Is the MRI accurate, and could tears still be present?
Is ice only a good treatment for acute injuries? My podiatrist has recommended icing 3 tinmes daily for insertional achilles tendonosis per MRI
Icy Hot.: There is a general consensus that icing might be indicated for most acute injuries. As one moves away from acuteness, however, the indications for the use of icing becomes fuzzy. Ultimately, it is a matter of experience and preference of the physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer