I've got some inflamed bits (joints I think) in my foot. The normal treatment would be NSAIDs - non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs. However these are not advisable with Stage 3(a) CKD (chronic kidney disease). The "non steroidal" part of the name does imply that there must be steroidal anti inflammatory drugs otherwise why the qualification? However the usual websites don't list any as a treatment option. Does anyone take steroids as an anti inflammatory medication? I believe that steroids carry an increased risk of causing diabetes so that could, of course, be another major issue.