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Understanding Cortisone Injections: Temporary Relief, Not a Cure

Cortisone injections are commonly used to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation in various joint conditions, such as osteoarthritis. While they can provide temporary relief, they do not address the underlying causes of the injury or condition.

The Research

A study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that repeated cortisone injections for knee osteoarthritis did not relieve long-term pain. Instead, these injections were associated with an accelerated loss of cartilage, potentially worsening the joint’s condition over time​​.

What Does This Mean for You?

Suppose you’re considering cortisone injections for pain relief. In that case, it’s crucial to understand that while they might offer short-term benefits, they do not promote healing and might contribute to further joint damage. Exploring alternative treatments that address the root cause of your pain can lead to more sustainable health outcomes.

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Ready to find a lasting solution to your pain? Schedule a consultation with us today to explore effective treatment options that go beyond temporary relief. Comment below or send us a DM to get started on your path to true healing!


For more detailed information, you can read the full study here.

AUTHOR

Larry Hernandez

On Point Movement And Performance

"We Help Active Adults And Athletes Get Back To Their Favorite Workouts And Activities Without Pain Killers Or Surgery"

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