What are steroids?
Steroids are a type of medicine which can be given as an injection. Steroid injections come in different formulations – some act very quickly, others are slower-acting but longer-lasting.
What do steroid injections do?
They reduce inflammation, which helps to ease pain and reduce stiffness.
What are they used for?
They’re used for any inflammatory arthritis and sometimes for sever osteoarthritis, for gout and conditions caused by calcium crystals, and for conditions affecting the muscles, tendons and other soft tissues.
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