I'm not sure about the cortisone causing arthritis. My dear father is, to
not put to fine a point on it, dying of arthritis, (rheumatoid interstitial
lung disease, hospitalized since March -5 different places). He receives a
lot of cortisone in order to continue breathing, and it causes a great many
other problems. A terrible trade off, really. So I'm pretty interested in
the arthritis - cortisone relationship.
I've read something recently (and of course now can't find) about herbs that
are being used by some veterinarians that promote the body's own production
of a cortisone-like substance. I wonder if this is accurate and if it has
any application in people.