Evaluate the Efficacy Of Autologous Blood Injection Versus Local Corticosteroid (triamcinolone) Injection In Treatment Of Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomised Controlled Study

Vol 34 | Issue 1 | Jan – April 2019 | page: 16-20 | Surya Prakash, Mahesh Babu Shankhwar, Imran Sajid

Authors: Surya Prakash [1], Mahesh Babu Shankhwar [1], Imran Sajid [2]

Address of Correspondence

Dr. Imran Sajid,
F.H. Medical College, Etmadpur, Agra
Email: imransajid60@gmail.com


Background: Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain for which professional care is sought. Fortunately, most patients with this condition eventually have satisfactory outcomes with non-surgical treatment. Recently, an injection of autologous blood has been reported beneficial for a both intermediate and long-term outcome for the treatment of plantar fasciitis and there was a significant decrease in pain. Hence, the present study was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy and role of autologous blood injection in plantar fasciitis by comparing with the local corticosteroid injection.
Materials and Methods: The present study was based on analysis of 60 patients with the diagnosis of plantar fasciitis treated with conservative methods. 60 patients are randomized in two groups. 30 patients were given ABI and 30 were given local corticosteroid and comparative analysis was made.
Result: Participants were clinically evaluated. A baseline visual analog scale (VAS) score and the modified Roles and Maudsley (RM) score staging of the pain at the heel region were recorded prospectively. Cases were treated with autologous blood injection and controls with local corticosteroid injection follow-up at 1 week, 4 weeks, and 12 weeks interval after the intervention. The present study showed that autologous blood injection significantly reduced the pain without complications with no recurrence. It also provided complete relief of pain for a period of 3 months.
Conclusion: Autologous blood injection reduced the pain based on VAS and functional outcome based on the modified RM score without Complications, thereby lowering the recurrence rate up to 3 months in patients with plantar fasciitis. Autologous blood provides intermediate and long-term results in terms of pain relief in compared to corticosteroid injection which gives short-term relief.
Keywords: Planter fasciitis, Autologous blood injection, corticosteroid


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How to Cite this Article:  Prakash S, Shankhwar M B, Sajid I. Evaluate the Efficacy Of Autologous Blood Injection Versus Local Corticosteroid (triamcinolone) Injection In Treatment Of Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomised Controlled Study. Journal of Bone and Joint Diseases Jan-April 2019;34(1):15-19.

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