By Daily Mail Reporter
Published: 00:01 BST, 16 October 2019 | Updated: 00:11 BST, 16 October 2019
Injections meant to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis may do more harm than good, a study suggests.
Almost nine million Britons have osteoarthritis, caused as the cartilage that protects joints wears away.
Thousands have steroid injections to relieve pain and make it easier to walk, but experts have now warned that the jabs may carry a significant risk.
US researchers looked at 459 adults given injections last year for hip and knee osteoarthritis. Ten per cent had complications in their hips and 4 per cent in their knees. Eight per cent of those