What are Steroids?

Steroids are hormones produced by the body that have many metabolic functions. The steroids VM podiatrists use for controlling inflammation are called corticosteroids. They are produced by the cortex of your adrenal glands — the glands above your kidneys. Therapeutic steroids are synthetic analogs of the body’s naturally occurring corticosteroids, cortisone and hydrocortisone, and come in injectable and oral forms.