You may be offered a steroid injection into a joint if you have rheumatoid or inflammatory arthritis or persistent pain from osteoarthritis.
You can find more information about the risks and benefits of steroid injections and after care by reading this leaflet
If you have any questions your health professional will be happy to discuss these at your appointment.
If you have an infection or are taking warfarin it may not be possible to have a joint injection so please seek advice.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION regarding steroid injections:
If at your appointment a steroid injection is advised this may be postponed if you:
• Have an infection
• Had a vaccine in the last 2 weeks (reduces effectiveness of the vaccine)
• Are on blood-thinning medication
Please seek advice from us if any apply to you.