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I was injected with steriod in both knees within a couple of weeks my muscles in legs , arms and breasts atrophied . I read if cortisone gets in bloodstream this can happen. Is there anyway to reverse this?
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This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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That is the side effect from steroid.

Usually it may take several weeks to gradually recover from.

You will need to start physical therapy involving passive range of motion exercises.

Then you will need to start active exercises to strengthen the muscles.

You will need to follow a high protein diet.

Protein shakes should be included with each meal as tolerated.

You should see improvement in next 8 to 10 weeks.
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