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A 32-year-old male asked:

Is prednisolone prescribed for joint swelling in ankylosing spondylitis ? i have been given tapering dose for 4 wks from 20mg deccreasing 5mg/wk.

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Potentially : Yes, what you are describing is a steroid medication, which is a very powerful anti-inflammatory that can potentially be quite effective to treat acute episodes of pain in patients with a flare up of ankylosing spondylitis or other inflammatory arthritis.
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