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NIHR Signal Corticosteroid injections provide only short term relief for rotator cuff disorders
A corticosteroid steroid injection into the shoulder provides some short-term pain relief for adults with rotator cuff disorders. This review compared injection of corticosteroids (‘steroids’) with injection of local anaesthetic or placebo. The average improvement in pain relief at two months was calculated as moderate using standardised techniques. The effect wore off by three months. Given the temporary benefits, it may be worth considering other treatments including physiotherap...
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