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.