More Harm than good!

Corticosteroid injections are often given to patients with osteoarthritis to reduce pain and inflammation.

According to a US study published in the journal ‘Radiology’these steroid shots can accelerate osteoarthritis progression and joints destruction.The study was based on 459 patients who had one to three steroid injections for hip or knee arthritis in 2018.

8% of the patients suffered complications. many had a quick progression of their arthritis, few suffered rapid joint destruction including bone loss, four had stress fractures and three had complications from osteonecrosis, where bone tissues die. These complications were detected on average, seven months after the corticosteroid injections…


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