What is Steroid injection?

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A steroid Injection is an injection of long lasting steroid, it is used to treat painful inflammatory conditions, e.g. DeQuervains tendonitis, carpal tunnel. The injection consists of a mixture of local anesthetic and steroid medication and is used to reduce inflammation, swelling and pain.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain in lower back 11 7
Arthritis pain in knees 4 0
Rheumatoid arthritis 4 2
Arthritis pain 3 1
Bursitis 3 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 8
None 12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Steroid injection

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 1
Bruising 1
Drug induced psychosis 1
Facial flushing 1
Functional constipation 1
Injection site pain 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently having Steroid injection

Dosage Patients
as needed 2
every 3 months 2
weekly 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 16
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 4
$100-199 3
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 4
Not specified 10
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