Problems related to Achilles tendon or Achilles tendon, ie pain in the thick ribbed structure above the heel. This problem can be very serious and very painful. For proper treatment, the problem needs to be properly diagnosed. In order to confirm the real cause and complexity of this problem, physical examination is done first by a doctor. For this, the doctors firstly press the affected area to check for pain, lubrication and swelling. After this, the doctor tries to see the flexibility in the affected leg or ankles, and if there is any change in the foot, then try to know it. Apart from this, doctors also do some imaging tests (such as: X-rays), so that the condition of the bone or nervous system inside the foot can be ascertained.
For problems occurring in Achilles Tendon, a doctor can get the following tests:
- X-ray, although X-rays can not show the problems of soft tissues such as tendons or nerves, yet other causes due to X-rays related to bone and whose symptoms are similar to problems in the nerves. Could.
- Ultrasound- soft tissues such as the Achilles tendon can also be seen by ultrasound. For this, sound waves are used in it. By ultrasound the real and immediate images of the Achilles tendon are formed, in which the activity of the Achilles tendon can be seen. Whereas blood flow surrounding the nervous system can be seen by color-doppler ultrasound.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – A very detailed and clear picture of the Achilles tendon can be seen using radio waves and powerful magnet in MRI machine.
Although diagnosis of most nervous problems is done through medical history and physical examination, but if no suspicion or treatment is available at the expected time, then the above investigations will confirm the problem related to the Achilles tendon and its actual cause. is. Then the patient is treated on its basis.