The Perils Of Using Cortisone Injections For Knee Arthritis

Many people who are unfortunate enough to be afflicted with knee arthritis have reported that they feel as if there is little hope for them, and so there happens to be a dreadfully pessimistic perspective about their condition and the quality of their life. Tragically, this cannot be simply explained as little more than low mood which is so often a trait and side effect of a chronic health complaint, as the range and effectiveness of the various treatment options for treating the condition are sadly lacking.  Even with the most brilliant scientific minds in the world, there is still no indication of a permanent solution for knee arthritis anytime soon.

One method of pain management and control which has been relied upon more frequently in recent times has been the usage of cortisone injections. Unfortunately, as effective as a remedy as this is, it is far from perfect, and there are a number of potential side effects and risks associated with this therapy.  These are considered as follows.

What is cortisone injection therapy?

In short, cortisone injection therapy is the medical therapy whereby the person suffering from knee arthritis will a sterilized needle filled with the hormone cortisone injected directly into the affected joint in an attempt to reduce the inflammation and pain that is so often caused by the condition.

What are the risks of the therapy?

Like any other form of medical treatment, there are risks and potential problems associated with cortisone therapy and these are as follows.

The injection site may suffer from a degree of depigmentation and this is the term used to refer to the process whereby the color of the skin shifts and changes.  This can fade in a matter of a few days, however, in some rare instances, the results maybe more permanent and long lasting.

There is also the risk of bacterial infection occurring at the injection site, and although the needle will be sterilized before use, the bacteria may enter into the open wound site.  Thankfully, this risk can be both prevented and minimized by means of antibiotic agents that can be administered orally.

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