Can steroid injections for arthritis worsen future surgery outcomes?

As I frequently discuss or write, the old model for arthritis and tendinitis treatment is inadequate and needs to change.  There is evidence that steroid injections, a traditional mainstay of orthopedic treatment, can worsen future surgical outcomes as well.A recent...

What medications should you be wary of when treating joint pains?

There are few absolutes in medicine.  Even the worst medications have some role for some people.  But there are some medications that are likely over used when it comes to relief of joint pain.  In some situations, these medications are in fact appropriate and can be...

Going down the rabbit hole in regenerative medicine

While attending a conference on regenerative medicine treatments in Los Angeles recently, I was acutely aware of how fast this field is now moving. Medicine in general tends to evolve fairly quickly, but every so often a field undergoes a radical change and starts...

What can we use in place of steroid injections for inflammation?

The term inflammation is at times overused.  For sure if you have an inflammatory arthritis condition such as Rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation occurs systemically and in the joints.  This sort of inflammation needs to be treated aggressively.  But pain and...
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