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Q
Are steroids bad for me?

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Not necessarily.  Steroid is the term used to describe a class of a certain chemical composition. Some steroids occur naturally in the body and others are created.  Steroids have received a bad rap in athletics, as some athletes have used steroids in the past to "bulk up."  It is important to know that there are many types of steroids and those used to treat musculoskeletal conditions are not same as the ones you've heard or read about on the Sports page.  Steroids, in podiatry, refer to a class of drugs that are used for their anti-inflammatory effects.  These are available in the form of tablets, creams and also injections.