This common therapy for joint pain may do more harm than good

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“corticosteroid shots in the hips and knees may accelerate the progression of osteoarthritis and potentially even hasten the need for joint replacement surgeries in the long run, said lead author Dr. Ali Guermazi, a professor of radiology at the Boston University School of Medicine.”

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This common therapy for joint pain may do more harm than good

The shots may speed up the progression of arthritis and hasten the need for surgery.

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