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Volume:2 Issue:7 Number:425 ISSN#:2564-2537
RCT
ACE Report #3031
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Corticosteroid injection beneficial for individuals with plantar fasciitis


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OrthoEvidence. Corticosteroid injection beneficial for individuals with plantar fasciitis . ACE Report. 2013;2(7):425. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/3031

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Ultrasound guided corticosteroid injection for plantar fasciitis: controlled trial

BMJ. 2012 May 22;344:e3260. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e3260.

Contributing Authors: AM McMillan KB Landorf MF Gilheany AR Bird AD Morrow HB Menz

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Synopsis

82 patients with inferior heel pain (plantar fasciitis) were randomized to either receive a corticosteroid injection of dexamethasone or injection of saline (placebo). The results show that the group that received dexamethasone injection experienced pain relief for 4 weeks, and had a reduction in the thickness of the plantar fascia that was seen throughout the entire trial duration (12 weeks).

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