, or a magnetic resonance imaging study, is an excellent form of taking a look at injuries to the muscles and bones, which is why your doctor
is recommending that you get this study done.
Most of the time, an MRI is an extremely safe and extremely well tolerated procedure. In fact, the most common side effect that people who have an MRI are likely to experience is just claustrophobia, as the test does require that you stay still inside a narrow space for a while as the test is performed!
Unlike CT scans (computed tomography), MRIs do not involve any exposure to radiation (pictures are taken using strong magnets instead), so there is no potential risk of cancer or other adverse of effects of radiation down the road.
There are some cases in which an MRI might be not possible or dangerous. In particular, if you have any metal in your body, this is something you mention to your doctor, as this might prohibit you from getting an MRI. Also, in some cases, it may be necessary to inject a dye agent for the MRI study, and some of these might not be safe if you have kidney problems or several other medical conditions - talk to your doctor about these issues!