Corticosteroids are man-made drugs that closely resemble cortisol, a hormone that your adrenal glands produce naturally. Corticosteroids are often referred to by the shortened term “steroids.” Corticosteroids are different from the male hormone-related steroid compounds that some athletes abuse.
- Consist of steroid injections which introduce corticosteroids into the area of pain. Corticosteroids are designed to replicate anti-inflammatory hormones.
- There are different types of steroid injections that are classified based on where they are injected.
- Steroid injections may reduce pain and restore mobility.