Either treatment seems effective for chronic plantar fasciitis, expanding the treatment options for patients in whom conservative care failed. Additionally, PRP treatment may lead to a better initial improvement in function compared with dextrose prolotherapy treatment.
PRP Therapy, a Comparative Effective Therapy With Promising Results in Plantar Fasciitis. (2013)
The results at the 1, 3 & 6 months were evaluated, which showed the good results with platelet rich plasma in comparison to steroid injections.
Platelet-rich Plasma Injections for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis. (2012)
In this single-centre, uncontrolled, prospective, preliminary study, results indicate that treatment chronic plantar faciitis with PRP injections is safe and has the potential to reduce pain.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection for Proximal Plantar Fasciitis. (2011)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has generated a significant amount of interest from both the medical community and the mainstream media because of its potential to aid in the healing process. The technique of procuring PRP and its delivery for the treatment of proximal plantar fascia is presented.
Platelet Rich Plasma for the Management of Tendinopathy of the Achilles Tendon and Plantar Fasciitis. (2011)
The use of PRP Prolotherapy in patients with achilles tendinopathy and plantar fasciitis was shown to be an effective and safe alternative to the management of patients with poor response to conventional treatments.
Comparison of injection modalities in treatment of plantar heel pain: a randomized controlled trial. (2006)
44 patients were treated with different substances, including autologous blood given with a “peppering” technique (Prolotherapy style). Improvement was noted in all groups.