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How much does an MRI typically cost, in order to diagnose an Achilles tendon injury?

How much does an MRI typically cost, in order to diagnose an Achilles tendon injury?

Depends: There is a big variety and it is definitely worth calling around for different prices, make sure you ask for full payment cash discount. Hospitals are more expensive than smaller imaging centers. Around here, the lowest price is $250. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Mri (Definition)

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


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Can MRI or ultrasound detect improper healing of the Achilles tendon and surrounding paratenon?

Yes: Depending on the person doing ultrasound, his or her technical ability on utilizing ultrasound.
I would prefer MRI and done by a experienced radiologist.
It can take some time to heal and this area is poorly vascularized. ...Read more

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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?

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?

It is odd: That nothing would show on the mri! was the MRI performed with and without contrast. Soft tissues are usually very well defined on an mri. Any type of mass or even swelling would normally show on the study. ...Read more

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I had an MRI and xrays nothing showed but that I now have swelling of the Achilles tendon and an extra bone and muscle after 7 month ankle injury?

I had an MRI and xrays nothing showed but that I now have swelling of the Achilles tendon and an extra bone and muscle after 7 month ankle injury?

What exactly: Is your question? Achilles tendonitis and an extra bone. The injury did not cause the extra bone. It could of caused the tendonitis but you did not share what the injury was. Are you asking what to do now? Physical therapy is good for the tendon, sometimes docs advocate immobilization, others like eccentric excercises. Heel lifts may be helpful. Or immobilization in a cam walker type boot. ...Read more

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At 1st glance, it luks like Achilles tendonitis (R) I have a lump on my Achilles tendon 4 (6 wks) the pain is worsening, walking, climbing stairs, and standing still. 2day fut doc said couldn't help my extreme pain, waiting 4 MRI, he says its a vein.

At 1st glance, it luks like Achilles tendonitis (R) I have a lump on my Achilles tendon 4 (6 wks) the pain is worsening, walking, climbing stairs, and standing still. 2day fut doc said couldn't help my extreme pain, waiting 4 MRI, he says its a vein.

Tendon tear.: The MRI will help with isolating the problem, but in the meantime, it might be prudent to avoid using the foot in the same manner you are accustomed to. A lump on the Achilles tendon for six weeks could spell trouble. Until proven otherwise try immobilizing the ankle to prevent further problems. ...Read more

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Does MRI scan show any muscle damage or nerve or tendon related problems for issues such as back pain? Thanks

Does MRI scan show any muscle damage or nerve or tendon related problems for issues such as back pain? Thanks

Sometimes: Usually if there is overt tears or edema suggesting acute process you will see this on mri. Otherwise it is hard to see chronic issues as there typically is not much fluid/edema in these areas. ...Read more

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Is there achilles, soleus, gastrocnemius, tendon injuries/degeneration that are hard to see on MRI? Hardness alongside Achilles but MRI is normal

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

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Prof. Athlete out for 18 months due to Achilles pain at tendon insertion probably caused by a levaquin (levofloxacin) rx. Recent MRI shows nothing. What's next step?

Prof. Athlete out for 18 months due to Achilles pain at tendon insertion probably caused by a levaquin (levofloxacin) rx. Recent MRI shows nothing. What's next step?

Physio and lift: Specific physical therapy modalities (ultrasound with iontophoresis) stretching and gradual eccentric strengthening with a heel lift can be helpful, also lots of cross-training. ...Read more

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Debilitating heel/achilles pain at insertion point for 2 years. Popping felt at heel, cold feeling at times, MRI shows healthy tendon, No walk/stairs?

Debilitating heel/achilles pain at insertion point for 2 years. Popping felt at heel, cold feeling at times, MRI shows healthy tendon, No walk/stairs?

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis can cause severe pain from the first step you take in AM and can ache all day. The only reliable long-term solution is weight loss to normal body weight. High-quality OTC or prescribed orthotics, night splints and NSAIDS can help, but may have minimal effect for someone who is obese. Pain relief is great motivation for weight loss. It's important to continue walking. ...Read more

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Ankle MRI report - ant tib tendon bowing, tendonitis in ant tib, tenosynovitis in posterior tib, mild tendonitis in Achilles'. Best treatment?

Ankle MRI report - ant tib tendon bowing, tendonitis in ant tib, tenosynovitis in posterior tib, mild tendonitis in Achilles'. Best treatment?

Cold compresses help: I have found that tendinitis frequently responds to application of cold compresses, particularly gel devices kept in a freezer which when applied to tendinitis will cut the inflammation down and provide comfort without the potential side effects of listed medications (which help as well but can cause considerable side effects). Such gel devices can be found in drug stores (OTC). ...Read more

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Can enthesopathy (on bone scan) at the achilles' tendon insertion; indicate both an old allusion injury and "new" rejury in the same spot.

Can enthesopathy (on bone scan) at the achilles' tendon insertion; indicate both an old allusion injury and "new" rejury in the same spot.

Yes and no: Bone scintigraphy is a very sensitive way to detect this type of enthesopathy. However, the lesion can be seen for several months and sometimes many years after the initial inflammation. It depends on several factors such as repeated trauma or overuse of the lower limbs. The intensity of radiotracer uptake may also vary. If it is mild, it is likely to be an "old" injury. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I heal hurt Achilles tendon?

How can I heal hurt Achilles tendon?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation.

Use a heel lift in your shoes to take pressure off the achilles tendon.
If persists see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can cause my Achilles tendon to hurt?

What can cause my Achilles tendon to hurt?

Overuse: It could be over stretch from too much activity. Trauma would create pain. ...Read more

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How do I know if I tore my Achilles tendon?

How do I know if I tore my Achilles tendon?

Often clinical dx: The signs of this are often fairly typical and a physician is usually able to tell with a simple examination; both palpation of the tendon and a test call the thompson test are easy techniques. A surgeon may order an MRI for preoperative planning if needed. ...Read more

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How can I know if I tore my achilles' tendon?

How can I know if I tore my achilles' tendon?

Pain: A full achille's tendon tear causes severe pain in the back of your leg, difficulty walking on the affected leg and possibly a "snapping" sound at the time of injury. A partial tear will cause pain and weakness in the affected leg. You need to see a doctor for further evaluation and treatment if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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When and how often should I ice my Achilles tendon?

Ice: I tell my patients up to 4 times a day for about 15-20 min. Do not apply directly on skin. Wrap ice in a small towel to prevent burns. ...Read more

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How to stop pain to the right of my Achilles tendon?

Ice, rest and heel l: Achilles tendons have poor blood supply. Therefore they tend to heal from injury slowly. It is important to rest the tendon. Apply ice and use a heel lift to reduce pressure on the tendon. Also use of a running shoe, with good heel support may be beneficial. If ipain does not improve, see a sports podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can I do if my Achilles tendon hurts. What to do?

It needs treatment: When the achilles tendon is sore it is strained. The inflammation must be reduced along with reasonable rest to allow this to heal. Physical therapy can really speed up healing time. ...Read more

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What can I do about this pain in my achilles' tendon?

Stretch!: Make sure you do your warm-up and cool down stretches consistently. Check your shoes and make sure they are not wore out. Adding an arch support or heel pad may be beneficial. Temporarily hold back on your exercise intensity or duration. Ice, use of antiinflammatory medication such as ibuprofen can help. If these things do not work, of there is swelling and difficulty walking see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What should I do about random pain in my Achilles tendon?

You can try icing: And centric excercises. If pain persists consider seeing the doctor. Stay away from quinolone antibiotics like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and levoquin. ...Read more

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What are some ways to alleviate severe Achilles tendon pain?

What are some ways to alleviate severe Achilles tendon pain?

Multiple treatments: First, discontinue any optional activity causing pain (sports, running). If your symptoms are acute, then anti-inflammatories and icing can help. Aleve (naproxen) or advil are options. For those patients limping, we often use a tall walking boot with a possible heel lift. Diagnostically, an MRI or ultrasound can help determine whether a tear is present or not. Pt is helpful for most. No cortisone injections. ...Read more

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I have a knot on my right Achilles tendon, what should I do?

See a doctor: This is often a sign of a partial tear, but certainly some sort of damage to the area. Get it healed up before it gets worse. ...Read more

Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


Achilles Tendon (Definition)

Your achilles tendon attaches from your calf muscle to the ...Read more