Risks of Steroid Injections; Safe Alternatives Available
When our arthritic knee, shoulder, or hip is throbbing, we look for relief and we want it NOW!
However, the medical world is beginning to take the cavalier and possible overuse of the age old “cortisone” injection with more concern about the real value of the results along with the possible serious side effects being discovered.
A CNN news report stated the following: “Researchers saw acceleration of the patients’ osteoarthritis progression, as well as other negative effects including subchondral insufficiency fracture, osteonecrosis and rapid joint destruction with bone loss.
Ali Guermazi, a radiology professor at Boston University and a co-author of the study, told CNN the paper built on another 2019 study that showed similar results. The evidence is stacking up, and the negative effects might have actually extended higher than the 8% of patients with complications seen in the study so far, he said.
So, the very “treatment” offered to treat that pain may actually accelerate the very cause of that arthritis worsening the wear and tear until your only option may be major surgery.
Here’s the good news: Medical science now has many minimally invasive treatments, without the use of steroids, that can get you moving better, feeling better, and hopefully slow down the joint damage and help avoid surgery.
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