Arthrograms can help with the diagnostic process as well as the treatment strategies for chronic pain management.
What is An Arthrogram?
A medical imaging test known as an arthrogram utilizes a contrast agent, like dye, to make the joints more visible during X-ray, MRI, or CT scans. By injecting the dye into the joint, medical professionals can identify inflammation, injury, or deterioration that might be causing the patient’s discomfort. Unlike regular X-rays or MRI scans, arthrograms allow physicians to observe the joint’s movements, helping to make more precise diagnoses.
Arthrograms & Joint Pain
An arthrogram can be a beneficial tool for diagnosing and monitoring chronic joint pain. This imaging technique can help to pinpoint the cause of the pain, leading to more targeted treatment options. Furthermore, doctors can observe the progress of treatments like physical therapy or injections, ensuring that the best care is being provided. Some of the common conditions that may be diagnosed through an arthrogram include arthritis, torn ligaments, and cartilage damage.
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