Steroid injections don’t help arthritic knees

Intra-articular corticosteroid injections have no benefit for knee osteoarthritis when used as an adjunct to exercise therapy, according to a new study.

Compared with placebo, an injection of 40mg methylprednisolone offered no benefits when given prior to a 12-week exercise program, according to the prospective study of 100 patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Both treatment groups showed similar improvements in terms of pain reduction, knee-related quality of life, function in daily living, and function in sports and