Plantar fasciitis is a relatively common injury to the foot that can be caused by any number of activities—including simply walking on uneven surfaces. The injury occurs when a person moves in such a way that the tendon along the bottom of the foot is either stretched or torn. This can cause intense pain (similar to being “stabbed” in the bottom of the foot according to patients) which can limit an individual’s ability to get around easily. Traditionally cortisone shots and orthotic inserts were the preferred treatment for plantar fasciitis but several other doctors have suggested that a new type of injection should be used instead.
New Research Concerning PRP as a Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
An experimental study by Dr. Raymond Rocco Monto was conducted using 40 patients suffering from this type of injury. 20 individuals were given traditional treatments for plantar fasciitis. 20 were given pain management PRP therapy as a treatment for the condition.
Just three months after the experiment began the individuals receiving PRP therapy as a treatment for their plantar fasciitis were already enjoying better results than the control group. Even more shocking, 6 months after treatment concluded this experimental group was showing much better results than individuals given “traditional” therapies. In fact, the widely accepted scoring system Dr. Monto used showed patients who underwent cortisone shots and the like actually exhibited worse results as time went by.
This led Dr. Monto to conclude that while traditional treatments for plantar fasciitis did work, PRP therapy offered improved results and a better overall patient experience in the long run.
Learn More About Naturopathic Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis
Suffering from plantar fasciitis, hamstring injuries, or another type of chronic pain? Learn more about PRP therapy by visiting www.PureVitalityCenter.com. Call 310-820-7925 to schedule your health assessment today.