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By the way, doctor. I'm 86 and have been getting four cortisone shots a year for the past several years for the arthritis in my right knee. But my doctor seems to think the shots are a bad idea. Doesn't the pain relief outweigh any long-term harm, especially at my age?

By the way, doctor. I'm 86 and have been getting four cortisone shots a year for the past several years for the arthritis in my right knee. But my doctor seems to think the shots are a bad idea. Doesn't the pain relief outweigh any long-term harm, especially at my age? Harv Health Lett. 2002 Dec; 28(2):8.

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