What are steroid injections?

Also known as: corticosteroid injections, cortisone injections, cortisone shots

Steroid injections are a treatment that can be used to reduce pain and improve mobility for conditions such as arthritis, sciatica, joint pain and even inflammatory bowel disease. They involve injecting a steroid directly into an area of the body in order to reduce pain and swelling.

Reviewed by: Craig Spurdle, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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