In a new study it was found that cortisone shots are probably more damaging in the long run than doing nothing.

In a new study it was found that cortisone shots are probably more damaging in the long run than doing nothing.

Most of you who are reading this are not prone to think of cortisone as the first go to when experiencing joint pain. But it’s important to know the facts about this conventional treatment for arthritic pain.

  • A new study finds that corticosteroid shots may accelerate arthritis in knee and hip joints, even as it removes the pain.
  • Osteoarthritis affects more than 30 million adults in the United States.
  • Corticosteroid shots are widely used to reduce inflammation and lessen pain in knee and hip joints.

In a new study in the journal Radiology, it was found that cortisone shots are probably more damaging in the long run than doing nothing or engaging in regenerative treatments or exercises. If your doctor tells you that you need a corticosteroid shot call your regenerative doctor at Maui Regenerative Medicine for helpful options that combat inflammation.