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Some Information on Steroid Injections

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.

Here’s why:

  • 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

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