A comparative study to analyze the efficacy of platelet rich plasma versus corticosteroids in treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is responsible for 15% of all foot problems. Over ten percent of the population will be affected at some point in their lives. It is caused by inflammation of a broad band of tissue that links your heel bone to your toes and runs across the bottom of your foot (plantar fascia). Plantar fasciitis is a type of plantar fasciitis that causes stabbing pain when you take your first steps in the morning. The discomfort usually goes away as you get up and move around, but it may come back after long periods of standing or when you stand up after sitting. Runners are more likely to get plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is made up of of white-coloured fibers that run longitudinally from the calcaneum to the toes. The attachments include the following: Proximal- Affixed to the calcaneum's medial tubercle. The fascia fanning out into five slips against the metatarsophalangeal joints and attaches to the base of the appropriate toes' proximal phalanges. Chronic heel pain is a difficult condition to treat and takes a long time to resolve. This study outlines both PRP and steroid are effective and safe modalities in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. But statistical data suggest that steroid injection is effective for immediate pain relief. And PRP injection is better for long term pain relief in plantar fasciitis with no side effects.