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Steroids for pain? Don’t do it!

elbow pain

When my elbow started hurting I asked my doctor what I should do. He said a quick steroid injection would take care of the pain, but what started out with a little twinge here and there, ending up causing extreme shooting pain. Steroid injections may damage your joints and cartilage, per “…Joseph Herrera, D.O., chair of rehabilitation medicine at New York City’s Mount Sinai Healthy System.” I’m staying away from steroids from now on, and you may want re-think getting injections if you get them or are thinking about getting them.

Source: “How to Ease Joint Pain. Injections? Prescription drugs? What works and what doesn’t.” “Consumer Reports: On Health.” May 2019. Page 9. Print.

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