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What is a Corticosteroid?

Cortisone (steroid) is a powerful anti-inflammatory medication that is commonly utilised in medical practice to help reduce inflammation associated with disease. When this medication is carefully injected into an inflamed joint or soft tissue it is highly effective at reducing this inflammation and subsequent pain.

These injections can be repeated up to three times a year into the same location as and when required. They provide an effective conservative management option for degenerative conditions and allow patients to adhere to rehab more comfortably.

When would a Corticosteroid be used?

Conditions used for:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendon problems
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome