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Episode 156: PREMIUM Injecting common sense into painful problems

In episode 156, Mike and James inject a large dose of therapeutics into yet another PREMIUM podcast. We discuss steroid injections for trochanteric pain and which pain medication is safer for long-term use in osteoarthritis. At the end James and Mike offer to send the listeners lidocaine to dull the pain associated with listening to their latest offerings.

Show notes

1) Corticosteroid injections for trochanteric bursitis 

Ann Fam Med 2011;9:226-34

2) Fluoroscopy bursa injection vs injection by landmark

BMJ 2009;338:b1088 doi:10.1136/bmj.b1088

3) Steroid vs shock wave vs exercise

Am J Sports Med 2009;37:1981-90

4) Are corticosteroid injections effective in the management of lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)?

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5) Osteoathritis pain – NSAIDs or narcotics – which is safer?

Arch Intern Med 2010;170:1968-78

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