Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Are corticosteroid injections effective for plantar fasciitis?

Bottom-line:
Small^ randomized controlled trials (RCTs) demonstrate that corticosteroid injections significantly reduce plantar fasciitis pain for 1 in 3 people at four weeks. Benefit beyond 12 weeks has not been well demonstrated. Risk of rupture is likely less than what has been reported in observational studies.


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Publication Date: 2015-6-8
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 15:57:46