Comparison of platelets-rich-plasma vs steroids in treatment of plantar fasciitis.


  • Noor Rahman MTI/HMC Peshawar, Pakistan.
  • Abdur Rauf MTI/HMC Peshawar, Pakistan.
  • Wasim Anwar MTI/HMC Peshawar, Pakistan.
  • Haroon Ahmed Khan MTI/HMC Peshawar, Pakistan.



Plantar Fasciitis, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Pakistan, Steroids


Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of Platelets-Rich-Plasma therapy against Steroid therapy in the treatment of Planter fasciitis. Study Design: Quasi Experimental study. Setting: Department of Orthopedic, Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar. Period: January to June 2021. Material & Methods: In which participants were divided into two groups (steroid vs PRP). A total of 61 individuals with PF who have failed to respond to conservative therapy were intervened. 31 of them received steroid injection while 30 participants received PRP. The AOFAS and the VAS scoring system were recorded pre- and post-injection phases at 4 weeks, 3 months and 6 months period to evaluate the outcomes. Statistical analyses were performed to compare between the two means. Results: In both groups, the VAS, the AOFAS, and PF thickness improved significantly after injection. However, based on the available data, there was no discernible difference in improvement between the two groups for the above-mentioned factors. Conclusion: In our study, we found that both steroid and PRP injections had no statistically significant differences in VAS and AFAS scores (post treatment), we found that both were equally beneficial in treating Planter Fasciitis.

Author Biographies

Noor Rahman, MTI/HMC Peshawar, Pakistan.

FCPS, Assistant Professor Orthopaedics and Trauma, 

Abdur Rauf, MTI/HMC Peshawar, Pakistan.

FCPS, Medical Officer Orthopaedics and Trauma, 

Wasim Anwar, MTI/HMC Peshawar, Pakistan.

FCPS, Associate Professor Orthopaedics and Trauma, 

Haroon Ahmed Khan, MTI/HMC Peshawar, Pakistan.

FCPS, Orthopedic Specialist Registrar,