Injections for joint pain are not always the best treatment

Byte Sized Summary: certain steroid injections may not be effective for long-term osteoarthritis treatment, and may lead to excess wear.

The following is from Equinox’s FurtherMore blog:

Researchers at Tufts Medical Center in Boston gave 140 patients with knee osteoarthritis localized injections of either triamcinolone (a type of steroid) or saline every three months. After two years, participants hadn’t seen any more pain relief, improved movement, or improved stiffness from the steroid shots compared to the placebo solution. 

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