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Steroid in­jec­tion

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - DR MIRIAM STOPPARD -

Steroid in­jec­tions are low dosage anti-in­flam­ma­tory steroids in­jected into joints or soft tis­sues. They work by re­duc­ing tis­sue in­flam­ma­tion. Steroid in­jec­tions are of­ten mixed with a lo­cal anaes­thetic and the two are in­jected to­gether. Lo­cal anaes­thetic doesn’t re­duce in­flam­ma­tion but will al­low al­most im­me­di­ate, but tem­po­rary, pain re­lief.

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