9 doctors weighed in:
Are platelet rich plasma injections a successful treatment for plantar fasciitis?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
A recent multicenter study showed that platelet rich plasma injections, particularly if guided by ultrasound for better precision, is beneficial for different tendinopathies.
http://www.aaos.org/news/acadnews/2012/aaos15_2_8.asp.

In brief: Yes
A recent multicenter study showed that platelet rich plasma injections, particularly if guided by ultrasound for better precision, is beneficial for different tendinopathies.
http://www.aaos.org/news/acadnews/2012/aaos15_2_8.asp.
Dr. Jose Barreto
Dr. Jose Barreto
Thank
1 doctor agrees
In brief: I
Have had very good results.
I use a a large gauge needle with multiple injections . A local block is necessary so there is no pain.

In brief: I
Have had very good results.
I use a a large gauge needle with multiple injections . A local block is necessary so there is no pain.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Thank
Dr. Julia Pewitt Kinder
Family Medicine
In brief: Simple solution
Stretch the bottoms of both feet several times per day for long-term relief and prevention of this.
Place a wood rolling pin or similar item under foot while sitting and roll foot back and forth to stretch fascia. Also stretch calf and hamstring muscles

In brief: Simple solution
Stretch the bottoms of both feet several times per day for long-term relief and prevention of this.
Place a wood rolling pin or similar item under foot while sitting and roll foot back and forth to stretch fascia. Also stretch calf and hamstring muscles
Dr. Julia Pewitt Kinder
Dr. Julia Pewitt Kinder
Thank
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
In brief: Some evidence
This treatment modality is used when other conventional methods have not worked.
In my opinion the jury is still out. A good review of this may be found at: http://www.Aaos.Org/news/aaosnow/sep10/clinical1.Asp.

In brief: Some evidence
This treatment modality is used when other conventional methods have not worked.
In my opinion the jury is still out. A good review of this may be found at: http://www.Aaos.Org/news/aaosnow/sep10/clinical1.Asp.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
26 years in practice
490K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors