Hi, This is a little tangential to our main topic but hoping some-one can help. My rheumy finally agreed to send me off for an MRI of my foot to see what is going on down there after 1 year of constant weight bearing foot pain, zero impact from increasing doses of MTX, and my ongoing insistence that I don't feel like I have RA. I've suggested that my left foot, at the very least, feels like I have a Mortons Neuroma.
The letter came through yesterday for the scan appt. However, I am booked in for an ultrasound, not an MRI. The rheumy definitely said MRI to me and that is what he wrote in his letter to the GP.
Whoever does / looks at the scan results, I want them to not only look for signs of Mortons Neuroma but also look to see whether there is any evidence, either for or against, for my ongoing foot pain more generally being caused by RA.
I don't know whether I should be bothered by the change from MRI to ultrasound and whether I should put up a fuss. Does anyone know whether ultrasound would be less helpful in looking for these problems than with an MRI? Given that it has taken me a year's worth of foot pain to actually get some-one to agree to look at one of them, I probably won't get another bite at the cherry for a long time to come .....