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Friday, 22 October 2010

Steroid injections for tennis elbow do more harm than good in the long term

Australian researchers analysed the treatment of tendinopathy in more than 2,600 patients from 41 past studies. They compared results using steroids with results using placebo, and they looked at results in the short, medium and long term. In the short term steroids reduced pain more, but in the long term the use of steroids made the pain worse. The researchers recommend exercise as the best way to cure tendinopathies.
Read the very interesting article about this on the BBC News website.

1 comment:

  1. Yes so true Willow; my shoulder was treated with corticosteroids, for this similar problem; sub acromial impingement sydrome, and it was spectacularly useless. Back to the Physio then!