A Final Relief from Plantar FasciitisAs per a study that was presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the combination of an ultrasound-guided technique with a steroid injection can prove to be effective by as much as 95 percent to offer relief to patients suffering from plantar fasciitis.

This technique is expected to stand up as an effective and one-time outpatient procedure as per study’s lead author, Luca M. Sconfienza, M.D., from Italy’s University of Genoa.

Plantar fasciitis, which is the most common cause of heel pain, is an inflammation of the plantar fascia (connective tissue) that affects one million people annually in the U.S. alone.

Dr. Sconfienza said that when pain associated with plantar fasciitis becomes annoying then dry-needling with steroid injection proves to be a viable option.