The real risks of steroid injection for plantar fasciitis, with a review of conservative therapies

@inproceedings{Tatli2009TheRR,
  title={The real risks of steroid injection for plantar fasciitis, with a review of conservative therapies},
  author={Yusuf Ziya Tatli and Sameer Kapasi},
  booktitle={Current reviews in musculoskeletal medicine},
  year={2009}
}
This article presents a review of conservative therapies for plantar fasciitis pain reduction with a discussion of steroid therapy risks. The therapies reviewed include orthoses, stretching, extracorporeal shockwave, BTX-A, and corticosteroid injection/iontophoresis. These modes were included based on the availability of double blinded randomized controlled trials. We noted the following findings. Orthoses, regardless of type, can improve pain levels. Plantar stretching shows limited short-term… CONTINUE READING
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