Corticosteroid Injection for Plantar Fasciitis: All Pain, No Gain - Frankly Speaking EP 170Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFP
Music Credit: Richard Onorato
Plantar fasciitis is a common and often unsuccessfully treated chronic, painful condition. Multiple interventions have been suggested with varying degrees of effectiveness. Corticosteroid injections are sometimes used, but the evidence for efficacy has been limited with significant bias present in many of the trials. A Cochrane review in 2017 found a small degree of short-term benefit. Since then, a number of additional trials have been performed, and a newer systematic review finds no benefit.
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- Describe the evidence regarding efficacy of corticosteroid injections for plantar fasciitis
- Recognize what other treatment options exist and which ones are most efficacious
Frank J. Domino, MD
Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health,
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
Alan M. Ehrlich, MD, FAAFP
Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School,
Executive Editor, DynaMed
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