Cortisone injections are extremely safe, but they do still have potential problems. If you are concerned about having a cortisone shot, talk with your doctor. While cortisone is a powerful treatment for many orthopedic conditions, there are usually other options that can also be tried. Many doctors will offer an injection as they are quick, easy, and most often effective. However, your doctor should also be able to offer other treatments for inflammation that may also be effective for those that cannot have, or don't want, a cortisone injection.
Then there are the experienced users who simply get careless. It is this population that is perhaps more at risk simply because of the greater volume of drugs they use throughout their bodybuilding career. You will not usually get wind of a well known bodybuilder suffering from injection related infections. It’s not that they don’t happen, it’s simply that you don’t hear about them. Drug paraphernalia and prescription laws in many states, which are intended to curtail illicit drug use, decrease access to sterile injection equipment even for experienced users. Many times when darts and vials are scarce, they are shared. This greatly increases the risk of contracting blood born pathogens such as HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B. There are documented cases of each of these diseases being contracted after injecting steroids.
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