Corticosteroid injection for shoulder pain: single-blind randomized pilot trial in primary care.
BACKGROUND: Shoulder pain is a very common presentation in primary care. Evidence of benefit for subacromial corticosteroid injection is inconclusive and confined largely to studies with short follow-up. We plan a large, definitive, primary-care-based trial to determine efficacy and safety in patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy, and conducted a pilot trial to explore feasibility. METHODS: Six general practitioners (GPs) from Oxfordshire, UK underwent update training in assessing painful s...Expand abstract
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