New study from Egypt suggests PRP Platelet Rich Plasma is effective for heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis).
New study from Egypt suggests PRP Platelet Rich Plasma is effective for heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis). In a recent publication from Arch Orthop Trauma Surgery, 25 patients were evaluate following PRP injection. 88 % of the treated patients were completely satisfied. Follow up ultrasound exams demonstrated improved tissue healing as well. While the study is limited in size & was not controlled with a placebo it serves as a foundation for other more robust studies to follow. We have been treating heel pain/plantar fasciitis for years with similar findings. We generally reserve this therapy after patients have failed conservative measures first like Physical therapy, orthotics/bracing, medications or cortisone etc.
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