Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Can Injections Ease Your Arthritis?


December 31, 2008

When Injection Therapy Can Help
Shots May Relieve Several Types of Arthritis

Several kinds of injection therapy are available Doctors sometimes prescribe injection therapy for arthritis or other pain disorders. For example, injections of a lubricant called hyaluronate are federally approved for knee osteoarthritis, and corticosteroid shots may bring relief for rheumatoid arthritis and several other forms of arthritis. Injection therapy carries risks and doesn't work for everyone, so if interested ask your doctor if you are a candidate.

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