Steroid or Cortisone Injections: No doubt these are a strong anti – inflammatory and may offer quick relief to joint pain. But they should only be used very, very sparingly and only for acute, not chronic pain.
Repeat use can actually cause further destruction to cartilage promoting more arthritis
Cause further damage to tendons
Reduce blood flow to the area actual slowing down the healing
Long term use increases the risk of more joint replacement
Side effects to the liver, kidney, raise blood pressure and blood sugar
Has NO healing or protective long term effect