Taryn DeCicco, ND, LAc, LDN View Entire Blog

Steroid Injections May Lead to More Harm Than Good

Doctors and patients should be aware that if they're using steroid injections to relieve the pain associated with osteoarthritis:

the shots may be doing more harm than good.
In a new study published in the journal Radiology, researchers looked at 459 patients in a US hospital who had received one to three corticosteroid injections into a knee or hip.
Of those patients, 36 of them, or 8%, experienced adverse events in their joints, as shown on medical imaging tests...

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