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Reactive arthritis, knee pain. Steroids unable to reduce inflammation. Will cortosteroids be more beneficial?

Considering a short course of cortosteroids to treat an episode of reactive arthritis that has lasted almost a year. The major joint impacted is the knee and injected steroids have not been effective in reducing the inflammation. Can this be effective in changing the trajectory of the immune system s reaction? What is the likelihood the relief will only be temporary?
Asked On : Thu, 7 Jun 2012
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Short copu7rse of steroids will help in reducing the local inflammation and will provide relief for few months. In addition, you can consider taking joint lubricants like glucosamine sulfate or chondroitin after consulting your orthopedician.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Thu, 7 Jun 2012
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