Q13. How do steroids work?

A13. Steroids or to be more precise, corticosteroids are used to control swelling and inflammation in a joint. But the difference between these and NSAIDs is the risk of osteoporosis (brittle bones).

There are side effects with these as there are with NSAID’s: but these are more than offset against the effectiveness of these drugs at controlling the symptoms of arthritis.

For more information visit our medication for arthritis section.

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