Achilles Tendon Problems
Exams and Tests
Most doctors diagnose an Achilles tendon problem through a Reference 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:
- Reference Ultrasound Opens New Window. It may be used to check whether there is a rupture of the tendon or signs of tendinopathy.
- Reference X-rays, to check the heel bone.
- Reference MRI scan to check the tendon Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window for signs of tendinopathy or a tendon rupture. An Reference MRI is also used to evaluate the heel bone.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference March 12, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference David Bardana, MD, FRCSC - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine