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Steroid Shots - Cortisone / Kenalog Shots - Intramuscular Injections

Corticosteroid injections of steroids (i.e steroid shots, cortisone (cortizone) injections, kenalog injections) can be given systemically to help knock down arthritis flares. Intramuscular injections are shot locally into inflamed joints or tendons to deliver medication directly to problem areas such as the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, hand, back, or wrist.
  1. A - Z: Arthritis Drugs
  2. A - Z: Arthritis Treatments
  3. A - Z: Corticosteroids
  4. A - Z: Joint Pain
  5. A - Z: Pain Relief
  6. Betamethasone
  7. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  8. Cortisone
  9. Dexamethasone
  10. Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  11. Hydrocortisone
  12. Methylprednisolone
  13. Needlephobia
  14. Prednisolone
  15. Prednisone
  16. Triamcinolone
  17. Where Does It Hurt?

Are Cortisone Injections Painful?
Cortisone injections are given to control inflammation and relieve pain but some say the shots themselves are painful.

When are steroid injections indicated as a treatment for arthritis?
Corticosteroids are used to treat inflammation and arthritis. When are local steroid injections indicated?

What Are Steroid Injections?
Corticosteroid medication can be injected directly into a painful joint or area of the body.

What Are Steroids?
Steroids (corticosteroids) are oral and injectable medications sometimes used to treat arthritis.

Facts About Corticosteroids (Steroids)
Corticosteroids are very effective drugs for reducing arthritis flare-ups.

The Facts Of Corticosteroids: Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
The potent effect of corticosteroids can result in serious side effects. The list of potential side effects is a long one.

The Prednisone Quiz - True or False?
Prednisone is a potent medication which is used to treat many inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis. It is important to know the proper use of the drug and be aware of the potential serious side effects. Consult your doctor if you have questions. How much do you know about prednisone? Take the quiz.

Does Prednisone Tapering Minimize Withdrawal?
Prednisone tapering reduces corticosteroid withdrawal symptoms.

What's The Difference Between Anabolic Steroids And Corticosteroids?
The term steroids is often misunderstood. Corticosteroids (a class of drugs used to treat arthritis and many other conditions) are often just called "steroids". So what's in a name? Confusion results when they are mistaken for anabolic steroids (drugs used by athletes to boost strength and enhance physical performance). What is the difference between anabolic steroids and corticosteroids?

What You Need to Know About Steroid Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis is both preventable and treatable. Glucocorticoids (steroids) are the most common cause of drug-induced osteoporosis.

Corticosteroids overdose
Poisoning from an overdose of corticosteroids.

Cortisone (Corticosteroid) Injection of Soft Tissues & Joints
Cortisone injections can be used to treat the inflammation of small areas of the body (local injections) or they can be used to treat inflammation that is widespread throughout the body (systemic injections), from MedicineNet.

What You Need to Know About Steroid Injections
Steroids may be given systemically, which means throughout the "system" or body, or locally to the precise place where a problem exists, from Cleveland Clinic.

The Truth About Cortisone Shots
Cortisone, in shot and pill form, is a valuable treatment tool for a wide variety of conditions. Many people have fears about its use, some of which may be justified. Today, with a careful assessment of the benefits, cortisone is a very useful and effective, from Spine Universe.

Steroid Injection in an Inflamed Joint - (Medical Illustration)
Medical Illustration of a steroid injection into an inflamed joint, from Nucleus Medical Art.

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