Re: Help with my MRI Report
Since you pointed out that the pain is in the back of your ankle, it would be informative to point out that the MRI picked up inflammation around one of the tendons that runs behind the ankle. Occasionally inflammation will be seen here, but it is not the area that has pain.
Since your pain is in the back of your ankle, the physician should try to focus on two findings on the MRI
1) The possible cartilage lesion in the posterior medial talus (back, inside area of one of the ankle bones)
2) The inflammation of the flexor hallucis longus tendon (the tendon running immediately behind the ankle)
If generalized arthritis was the cause of pain, it would most likely cause more pain throughout the ankle and some more pain in the front than the back. It doesn't completely rule it out, but since your pain is in the back of your ankle, it is most likely a specific lesion or injury.