Manhattan Experts with Plantar Fasciitis Injections, performed by Matthew Spiegel, MD


The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue between the heel and forefoot that assists in supporting the ankle and arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is a condition that occurs when the plantar fascia becomes inflamed or irritated. Injections are a treatment option for people suffering from heel pain due to plantar fasciitis. There are two types of injections used to treat this condition; Corticosteroid injections and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Corticosteroid injections contain a powerful anti-inflammatory medication that can help reduce pain and inflammation in the affected area. Usually, the medication is administered directly into the heel or arch of the foot, and the effects can last for several weeks. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy involves taking a sample of the patient’s own blood, processing it to isolate the platelets, and then injecting the concentrated platelets into the affected area. Platelets contain growth factors that can help promote healing and tissue regeneration.

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