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Why would I get a cortisone shot for my arthritis?

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These shots are not pain relievers. Cortisone is a type of steroid, a drug that lowers inflammation, which is something that can lead to less pain.

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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