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How is Achilles tendonitis diagnosed?

Achilles tendonitis can be diagnosed by a physical examination. Other tests, such as an X-ray, ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be recommended to confirm the diagnosis. An MRI is typically used in cases of a torn Achilles tendon, or when surgery may be required.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 10 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Heel pain

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