Strikes can do more harm than good.
Researchers observe the acceleration of the development of osteoarthritis in patients, as well as other adverse effects, including subchondral fracture failure, osteonecrosis, and rapid destruction of joints with bone loss.
However, the evidence has been accumulated and the negative
He warned, however, that this is a simple observational study and that scientists will still have to do double, ie. a blind study to support these findings.
The results offer food for thought as patients submit to diseased joints.
Steroid injections are common with aiding osteoarthritis
Doctors often give steroid injections to help short-term pain relief, especially for patients who cannot tolerate acetaminophen and GSH. In the short term, side effects are rare.
He noted a 2015 Cochrane Review analysis that found that the beneficial effect of steroid injections had not lasted more than six months.
Patients should be careful when considering steroid treatment
] An important behavior, Gurmazy said, is that doctors should inform patients of all possible risks of steroid injections while weighing h
The American College of Rheumatology currently "conditionally recommends" steroid treatments, and the Osteoarthritis Research Society International says they should be considered in patients with moderate to severe pain, n read in the document.
Guermazi was not ready to commit to exactly how steroid treatments can actually cause osteoarthritis complications.
But he said that observing the study could be especially important for younger patients considering steroid treatment, as this may lead to the need for faster replacement of their joints. ] Generally, this still comes down to patient choice.
Researchers say that "patient preferences should have a significant impact on the type of treatment chosen."