Cortisone Injection for Plantar Fasciitis
Research states that ``Combining an ultrasound-guided technique with steroid injection is 95 percent effective at relieving the common and painful foot problem called plantar fasciitis, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).`` Conservative treatments, which may take up to a year to be effective, include rest, exercises to stretch the fascia, night splints and arch supports. When the condition does not respond to conservative treatments, patients may opt for shockwave therapy, in which sound waves are directed at the area of heel pain to stimulate healing. Shockwave therapy is painful, requires multiple treatments and is not always effective. Complications may include bruising, swelling, pain, numbness or tingling and rupture of the plantar fascia. In the most severe cases of plantar fasciitis, patients may undergo invasive surgery to detach the fascia from the heel bone, Ultrasound guided Cortisone Injection for Plantar Fasciitis is a alternative treatment option which can provide lasting results especially when combined with the especially designed plantar fasciitis orthotics we provide.