Corticosteroid injections may be associated with greater efficacy in the short-term compared with local anesthetic injections in the treatment of rotator cuff-related shoulder pain.
Low-dose corticosteroids were shown to provide adequate pain relief similar in scale to the high-dose injections for severe pain related to adhesive capsulitis.
The use of perioperative intravenous corticosteroids provides effective pain relief, has a favorable safety profile, and is associated with a reduction in opioid use in patients undergoing total knee or hip arthroplasty.
The use of inhaled corticosteroids, including budesonide and fluticasone, is associated with an increased risk of pneumonia in patients with asthma.
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