What are the benefits of corticosteroid injections for shoulder pain and non-surgical rotator cuff treatment?
Steroids are a potent anti-inflammatory that is typically used to rapidly reduce painful symptoms that accompany inflammation and arthritis from both acute injuries and chronic degeneration. Steroids are typically included in the first line of treatment for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions due to their strong clinical efficacy, low-cost, and minimal side effects.
EurekAlert | Sports Medicine
Surgery is typically necessary to treat the injury. But should it be done immediately after the injury happens?
Healthline | Shoulder
Because Medicare doesn’t typically cover elective surgeries, you may be concerned that you’ll have to live with pain or pay for the surgery out of pocket. But Medicare will, in fact, pay for a portion of the costs if your doctor states that shoulder replacement surgery is medically necessary in your specific case.
ICJR | Knee
The goals of TKA are to relieve pain and restore function in patients with moderate to advanced osteoarthritis who have exhausted conservative treatments but still have knee pain that interferes with their activities of daily living. In most patients’ minds, the ideal result of TKA would be a knee that moves and feels the way it did in a more youthful time.
Medical Xpress | Sports Medicine
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