Month: October 2019

Common cortisone (steroid) injections for Hip and knee joint pain treatment may be more harmful than you think

Corticosteroid injections are one of the most common forms of treatment for osteoarthritis as it quickly reduces joint pain and inflammation. However, the quick results may be placing thousands of patients in a worse condition in the future. A recent study from the Boston University School of Medicine found that the long term effects of …

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Study: repeated steroid/cortisone injection treatments have negative effects on knee osteoarthritis and cartilage

Knee osteoarthritis affects millions of people in the United States and corticosteroid injections are one of the most common treatments as they alleviate pain through reducing inflammation of a membrane that lines the joints. A study from Tufts Medical Center randomly assigned 140 patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis to receive corticosteroid or saline (placebo) injections into the joint every 12 weeks …

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