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Is Steroid is required for chikungunia pain of leg?

I had recently suffered from chickungunia and there was very severe pain in the left knee joint. the usual treatment for the pain did not respond. i was advised to take injection of steroid into the joint, will it be fine to take the steroid injection into the joint.
Thu, 24 Mar 2011
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Why steroid injection is given for fever. It is given for allergy no!. I donot know why they have given this injection, check with your doctor
General & Family Physician Dr. JItendra Sharma's  Response
Yes, if the joint is very painful and has not recovered with conventional treatments. It will require steroid injection.
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