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How do steroids work when given for shoulder/arm pain?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Anti-inflamatory

Steroids reduce prostaglandin levels .
This is a chemical your body makes when its injured. Its what makes the joint swollen and painful. Steroids are injected directly in to a joint to optimize its effectiveness.

In brief: Anti-inflamatory

Steroids reduce prostaglandin levels .
This is a chemical your body makes when its injured. Its what makes the joint swollen and painful. Steroids are injected directly in to a joint to optimize its effectiveness.
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