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Can I resume my normal activities after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) ?

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Not right away. You will have a few restrictions immediately following radiofrequency ablation. For example:

  • Do not drive or operate machinery for at least 24 hours after the procedure.
  • Do not engage in any strenuous activity for the first 24 hours after the procedure.
  • Do not take a bath for one to two days after the procedure; you may shower.

From: Radiofrequency Ablation for Arthritis Pain WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/11/2019

SOURCES:  Cleveland Clinic Department of Pain Management. Society of Interventional Radiology.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

SOURCES:  Cleveland Clinic Department of Pain Management. Society of Interventional Radiology.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

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