Ultrasound-Guided Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection in a Patient with a Plantar Fascia Tear

Ultrasound-Guided Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection in a Patient with a Plantar Fascia Tear

Plantar fascia rupture is a rare condition that leads to resistant heel pain; the patient with severe, resistant pain underwent 1 month of rest and 15 sessions of physical therapy, however no recovery was observed. After 1 month of PRP therapy performed under ultrasound guidance, a decrease in pain and an improvement in the ruptured plantar fascia were detected with ultrasound imaging.

We report the case of a 40-year-old female patient presenting with resistant heel pain attributable to plantar fascia rupture. She was treated with ultrasound-guided plateletrich plasma injection, and her pain was decreased. Additionally, ultrasound was useful for diagnosis, intervention and follow-up of the patient. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 107(6): 565-567, 2017).
Plantar fascia rupture is a rare condition leading to resistant heel pain. In many cases, ruptures occur as a result of chronic plantar fasciitis.1,2 We report a patient with plantar fascia rupture who was successfully treated with ultrasound-guided platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection.