Dr. Sushmita Kushwaha, Dr. Himanshu Kataria, Dr. Bhim Singh


Introduction: Plantar fasciitis is most common cause of heel pain.
Aim: To compare the effectiveness of platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection over exercises in treatment of plantar fasciitis.
Material and methods: Sixty patients of plantar fasciitis were randomised into 2 groups of 30 each. One group received PRP injection and other
group performed plantar fascia stretching exercises only. Follow up was done at 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks. Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and Roles-
Maudsley Subjective Pain Score (RMS) was used to assess outcome at each follow up.
Results: Decrease in pain levels and functional improvement was seen in both the groups. Mean VAS scores were signicantly better in PRP group
at 2weeks (p=0.001), 4, 8 and 12 weeks(p<0.05). Mean RMS was statistically signicant at 8weeks (p=0.001) follow up in PRP group compared to
exercise group but found to be non signicant at other follow ups (p>0.05).
Conclusion: PRP injection was effective over exercises in management of plantar fasciitis.


platelet rich plasma; exercise; plantar fasciitis

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