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Efficacy of Methylprednisolone Acetate Injection for the Treatment of Plantar Heel Pain
S. Abdolhossein Mehdi-Nasab , Nasser Sarrafan, Hamid Reza Arti, Mohsen Khorami, Gholamhossein Rafatian
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Background : To assess the short term results of local methyl prednisolone acetate injection for the treatment of heel pain syndrome.
Materials and Methods : This prospective study was carried out on 109 patients with plantar heel pain who were treated by local methyl prednisolone acetate injection. Reduction of pain and tenderness were the primary measurement outcome.
Results : Rest pain, walking pain and tenderness at 3 weeks was relived in 70 and 67 and 74 patients, and after 3 months in 72, 68 and 81 patients respectively. Mean patient's pain score was 8.2±2.2 before injection, 4.1±1.5 at 3 weeks, and 3.9±1.4 at 3 months after injection.
Conclusion : Local injection of methyl prednisolone acetate was associated with a fairly high satisfactory short term results in the treatment of heel pain.
Keywords: Plantar heel pain, Methyl Prednisolone acetate injection, Plantar fasciitis
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Type of Study: Short Communication | Subject: Orthopedy
* Corresponding Author Address: Department of Orthopaedic, Musculoskeletal and Rehabilitation Research Centre, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
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Mehdi-Nasab S A, Sarrafan N, Arti H R, Khorami M, Rafatian G. Efficacy of Methylprednisolone Acetate Injection for the Treatment of Plantar Heel Pain. ZJRMS. 2014; 16 (1) :79-82
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