For which joints and soft tissue conditions should corticosteroid injections be used with caution?

Updated: Jan 15, 2020
  • Author: Jess D Salinas, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Elizabeth A Moberg-Wolff, MD  more...
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Precautions for injection therapy include the following:

  • Charcot joint (neuropathic sensory loss)

  • Infection

  • Tumor

  • Neurogenic disease

  • Active infections (eg, tuberculosis)

  • Immune-suppressed hosts

  • Bleeding dyscrasias

  • Uncontrolled diabetes

  • Joint prosthesis

  • Surrounding joint osteoporosis

  • Patellar or Achilles tendinopathies (possible tendon rupture) [21]

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