The role of cortisone injections in treating plantar fasciitis in comparison to platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Feb 2023.
Plantar fasciitis is a very common recurrent cause of heel pain and is often treated by corticosteroid (cortisone), injections. The current study reviewed and analysed the role of cortisone with platelet rich plasma (PRP) and extracorporeal shock wave therapy for the treatment of plantar fasciitis treatment.
This study included 18 previous studies totally 1180 patients suffering with chronic Planter Fasciitis. It concluded that PRP achieved better pain improvement scores compared to cortisone at 3 and 6-month follow-up. In addition, shockwave had better pain score outcomes at 6 months compared to cortisone, but not superior to PRP. Regarding AOFAS score, PRP was more efficient than cortisone at 6 months of follow-up and beyond.
More and more clinicians, who specialise in this area or adopting PRP therapy for Planter Fasciitis as it is a straightforward, safe treatment.
Study can be found here.
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