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Achilles Tendon Problems

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Most doctors diagnose an Achilles tendon problem through a medical history and physical exam. This includes checking for tenderness, watching how you walk and stand, and comparing the range of motion of your two legs.

Other tests may be done to clarify a diagnosis or to prepare for surgery. These tests include:

  • Ultrasound. It may be used to check whether there is a rupture of the tendon or signs of tendinopathy.
  • X-rays, to check the heel bone.
  • MRI scan to check the tendon camera.gif for signs of tendinopathy or a tendon rupture. An MRI is also used to evaluate the heel bone.
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Last Updated: January 03, 2013
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