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Cortisone injections can be used to treat inflammation of small areas of the body, such as inflammation of a specific joint or tendon. They can also treat inflammation that is widespread throughout the body, such as with allergic reactions, asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis, which affects many joints.

From: Do I Need a Cortisone Shot? WebMD Medical Reference

WebMD Medical Reference from MedicineNet: "Cortisone Injection (Corticosteroid Injection) of Soft Tissues & Joints."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 24, 2018

WebMD Medical Reference from MedicineNet: "Cortisone Injection (Corticosteroid Injection) of Soft Tissues & Joints."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 24, 2018

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