Steroid Injections May Be No Better Than Placebo For Pain Linked To Knee Osteoarthritis

Steroid Injections May Be No Better Than Placebo For Pain Linked To Knee Osteoarthritis, Study Suggests

Nicholas Bakalar writing for the New York Times reported that while physicians “often prescribe steroid injections for the pain of knee arthritis,” research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association “has found they work no better than a placebo.”

Randy Dotinga writing for Healthday added that investigators found that individuals with knee osteoarthritis who received “steroid injections every three months for two years had no less pain than those taking a placebo treatment.” Additionally, researchers found that “they had greater loss of cartilage.”

Comment: What a bunch of horse doo-doo. These injections do work and this study is an example of stupidity.

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