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How do cortisone shots work?

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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.

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

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on June 25, 2020

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

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on June 25, 2020

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