How does Physio compare with steroid injection in arthritic knees?

Corticosteroid injections are sometimes prescribed for Osteoarthritis of the knee as too is Physiotherapy but how does Physio compare with steroid injection in arthritic knees?

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Online Physiotherapy

Put simply this is Physio done via either telephone or video over the internet. Skype and facetime are examples of this.

Contrary to popular belief online physiotherapy can be very effective and it can help the same injuries that face to face physio can help. I have helped many people with injuries such as disc prolapses, tennis elbow, neck pain and much more).