IJOCP | Volume 2015| Issue – 2015| Article ID – 2015:42
Conference: Poona Orthopaedic Society Annual Conference POSAC-2015,      India [Click for Full details]  

Authors: Mohit Gupta

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INTRODUCTION: Plantar Fasciitis is a degenerative tissue condition that occurs near the site of origin of Plantar Fascia at the medial tuberosity of the calcaneous. The most preferred method of non-surgical treatment is the local injection of corticosteroids. The use of Corticosteroids is linked with Plantar Fascia rupture due to repeated use. Platelet-rich plasma has been recently explored in several clinical studies that it is more effective than corticosteroids.


The present prospective study included the clinically confirmed and diagnosed cases of Plantar Fasciitis. Two groups; (GROUP – A) of 30 cases was treated with local injection of PRP and Second group of 30 cases (GROUP – B) was treated with local injection of Corticosteroid. All the patients were evaluated after 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 weeks and 3 months of intervention for response of pain by “Visual Analogue Scale”.


The mean age among Group A was 42.13± 8.38 as compared to 42.03± 13.01 years of Group B. The percentage of females in both groups i.e. Group A (73.33%) and Group B (66.67%) was higher. The difference between Visual Analogue Scale score for pain between two groups at 6 weeks (p=0.02) and 3 months (p=0.02) was found statistically significant.


Based on the results of our present study it may be concluded that, autologous blood injection significantly reduced the pain based on VAS staging without any complications upto 3 months in patients with plantar fasciitis. Hence autologous blood provides intermediate and long term results in term of pain relief as compared to corticosteroid injection which gives short term relief.

How to Cite this Abstract
 Gupta M. Efficacy And Role Of Local Injection Of Platelet Rich Plasma And Local Corticosteroid Injection In The Treatment Of Plantar Fasciitis. International Journal of Conference Proceedings 2015;(2015):42