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What Are Steroid Injections?

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Updated April 21, 2013

Definition: Steroid injections or shots involve injecting corticosteroid drugs into one or more specific areas of inflammation. With this method of drug administration, doctors can deliver a high dose of medication directly to a painful area of the body.

Pronunciation: stare-oid in-ject-shun
Also Known As: local injection, cortisone shot
Common Misspellings: steriod innjections
Examples:
The ankle had been so painful, her doctor offered a steroid injection to tame the inflammation.

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