What are corticosteroids?

Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive drugs that can be administrated orally or topically (e.g. creams or injections).

Although inflammation is usually a protective response, it may need to be reduced if it is prolonged.

What are corticosteroids injections used for?
  • Suppress joint inlammation in inflammatory joint disease and degenerative joint disease
  • Suppress inflammatory flares
  • Suppress inflammation caused by ligament stress (e.g. plantar fasciitis)
  • Suppress inflammation caused by compressive neuropathy (e.g. Morton's neuroma)
  • Suppress inflammation caused by oedema (swelling)
  • Sport injuries causing ligament/ tendon/ joint inflammation/ swelling
What are the benefits of corticosteroid injections?
  • Reduce pain caused by inflammation and swelling
  • Increase mobility

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