There are two types of steroid injections – anti-inflammatory steroid injections or corticosteroids and performance enhancinggrowth steroid injections.
As the name suggests, anti-inflammatory steroid injections are used to treat a number of inflammatory conditions that affect the body. These can be arthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, trigger fingers, and more.
Anti-inflammatory injections contain a substance called cortisone, which is naturally produced by the body, in the adrenal gland. This gland releases the cortisone into the blood, when the body is undergoing stress. The cortisone in the steroid injections is synthetically developed and comes in many brand names. It is nearly similar to the cortisone produced in the body.
The main difference between synthetic cortisone and natural cortisone is that the former is injected into the site of the inflammation and the latter is released into the blood stream. Synthetic cortisone is also long-lasting and more potent, unlike natural cortisone which only works for a few minutes. Steroid Injections
There are many categories of steroids such as cortisone, sex hormones, and cholesterol. Drugs that enhance performance are also a kind of steroids.