Orthopedist Questions joint pain

Will steroids help in treating my joint pain?

I have severe pain in my joints when the weather changes. Can steroid medicines help in treating this pain?

7 Answers

Too severe a type of drug class with severe side effects. Meloxicam safer
Yes, steroids can be helpful, but before you resort to those medications, you should have tried medications available over-the-counter, such as Advil, Aleve, or Tylenol. Let a specialist help guide you to the proper medications that you use.
Steroids always help with joint pain, but as with a lot of medications, there are significant side effects from taking oral steroids, especially over a long period of time.
What is the diagnosis that is contributing to your pain? In other words, what is causing the pain, and why hasn’t your doctor explained this to you? There are other avenues that patients can take when it comes to certain joint pain issues.
Long-term steroid use is fraught with many undesirable side effects, some far worse than the condition which may be causing the pain.

Dr. Mudano
There are many treatments for arthritis: NSAIDS, oral steroids, and cortisone joint injections, including arthritis in spine facet injections.
Yes. However, injections of steroids into joints should only be done 2-3 times a year. The amount of pain relief and the duration of pain relief is highly variable from patient to patient.

Hope it helps,

Possibly. Watch for side effects.