A Shot at Pain Relief

Steroid shots can get stiff, achy joints moving, but they should be used only as one part of a multipronged approach.

If you have joint pain from osteoarthritis, the promise of quick, possibly long-lasting relief may drive you to request a corticosteroid injection from your doctor. While steroid shots can be effective, its important to understand that they are used only as part of a multifactorial treatment plan, and only under certain circumstances.
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