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Does arthrocentesis in toe hurt?

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In brief: Not usually

Prior to the procedure an anesthetic block can be used to numb the area.

In brief: Not usually

Prior to the procedure an anesthetic block can be used to numb the area.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
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In brief: Generally Not

Generally before any small joint arthrocentesis (tapping of the joint) the skin is numbed.
This injection has some minor pain but this is much less than tapping a joint without it and it also allows a larger bore needle to be introduced into the joint for a more successful tap.

In brief: Generally Not

Generally before any small joint arthrocentesis (tapping of the joint) the skin is numbed.
This injection has some minor pain but this is much less than tapping a joint without it and it also allows a larger bore needle to be introduced into the joint for a more successful tap.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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