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I had an arthrogram of my wrist today. Having quite a bit more pain in wrist and elbow. Is that normal? How long should the pain last?

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Dr. Peter Nefcy
Radiology
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In brief: No. Not normal.

An arthrogram should not hurt afterwards, but very occasionally does.
In my practice, less than 1% complain of pain afterwards. Your arthrogram may not have been properly performed, or you may have pain in wrist and elbow due to position in the MRI. I advise warm compress, motrin or other non-aspirin NSAID and 25mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Patient pain should be resolved in less than 24 hours.

In brief: No. Not normal.

An arthrogram should not hurt afterwards, but very occasionally does.
In my practice, less than 1% complain of pain afterwards. Your arthrogram may not have been properly performed, or you may have pain in wrist and elbow due to position in the MRI. I advise warm compress, motrin or other non-aspirin NSAID and 25mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Patient pain should be resolved in less than 24 hours.
Dr. Peter Nefcy
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Dr. Peter Nefcy
I have performed more than 15,000 arthrograms in the last 10 years.
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Wrist arthrogram

yes is is normal to have pain, fluid injected increases pressure like swelling.
Ice should help. It may take 2-3 days to improve

In brief: Wrist arthrogram

yes is is normal to have pain, fluid injected increases pressure like swelling.
Ice should help. It may take 2-3 days to improve
Dr. Carol Hulett
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