Cortisone shots are a type of corticosteroid (or simply steroid) therapy used to treat RA pain. Because of potential complications such as the weakening of bone and tendons, they are generally only given a few times per year.
But like every treatment, cortisone shots don’t work for everyone, or in every situation. The two primary complaints raised by myRAteam members are the pain of injection and limited duration of relief.
If you’ve had a disappointing experience with cortisone shots, you’re in good company. Be sure to discuss what happened with your doctor so you can work together to find alternative treatment options.
On myRAteam, the social network and online support group for those living with rheumatoid arthritis, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Cortisone shots are one of the most discussed topics.
Here are some question-and-answer threads about cortisone shots:
Here are some conversations about cortisone shots:
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