Plantar fasciitis patients now get a reliefAccording to a recent study that was presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), adding an ultrasound-guided technique with steroid injection is 95 percent effective when it comes to relieving plantar fasciitis, a common and painful foot problem.

The new technique was hailed as an effective and one-time outpatient procedure by the study’s lead author, Luca M. Sconfienza, M.D., from Italy’s University of Genoa.

It was remarked by Dr. Sconfienza that this therapy is faster and less painful than shockwave therapy and suggested that patients should first try out noninvasive treatment options before going out for other treatments. It is only when the pain starts becoming really annoying that dry needling with steroid injection is a viable option.

This study is expected to offer a new dimensional approach for finding new and better treatment options for improving the quality standards of life for patients suffering with plantar fasciitis.