Ask the Doctor: Steroid Injections

Limit these pain-relieving injections to no more than three or four times a year.

Q. Cortisone injections have helped my knee arthritis, but I understand there’s a limit to how many I can receive. Is that the case? A. Injections of cortisone and other corticosteroids usually are considered when patients no longer gain sufficient pain relief from oral medications, such as aspirin, acetaminophen (Tylenol®), ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®), and naproxen […]

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