Plantar Fasciitis Randomized Clinical Control Trial

Plantar Fasciitis Randomized Clinical Control Trial

The primary aim of this clinical experiment is to compare, in terms of pain relief measured using the 10-cm visual analog scale (VAS) pain score (5-7), the clinical results of ultrasound-guided injection (USGI) versus anatomic topography-guided injection (ATGI) of corticosteroid for the treatment of proximal PF. Secondary aims will be to compare foot-related quality of life, as measured using the Foot Function Index (FFI)and the Bristol Foot Score (BFS), between the injection groups, and also to compare the pre-injection to late-term post-injection thickness of the plantar fascia as measured in the nested USGI group.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Procedure - Local Steroid Injection into the plantar heel

Injections consisting of 0.5 ml 0.25% bupivacaine plain, 0.5 ml dexamethasone phosphate, and 0.5 ml triamcinolone acetonide 40 mg/ml.

Procedure - Ultrasound Guided Injection

Execution of the USGI will employ an actual diagnostic US machine (Voluson E8 Expert, General Electric Company, Boston, MA) and a plantarmedial approach

Procedure - Anatomical Guided injection

Execution of the ATGI will employ a sham diagnostic US machine and a plantarmedial approach.

Randomized Clinical Study to Evaluate Ultrasound Guided Injection Therapy Versus Topographic Injection Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis