Why should you avoid steroidal injections?

At Baxter Medical we always aim to avoid steroid injections because of the risk of adverse effects. The side-effect profile for steroidal injections consists of: immunosuppression, increased blood sugar for diabetics, facial swelling, weight gain, severe depression, mania, psychosis or other psychiatric symptoms, cataracts or glaucoma, steroid-induced osteoporosis, avascular necrosis, and hepatic steatosis.