The Dry needling versus steroid injections in plantar fascitis : A metaanalysis

Dry needling versus steroid injections in plantar fascitis

Authors

  • Dr Lal Bahadur Senior Resident , Department of Orthopedics, SNMMCH,Dhanbad
  • vasudha FIPM, Department of Anaesthesia, AIIMS New Delhi
  • Dr (prof) D P Bhushan Head of Department, Department of Orthopedics, SNMMCH,Dhanbad

Keywords:

Dry needling, corticosteroid injection, plantar fascitis, VAS

Abstract

Introduction:  Plantar fasciitis is a prevalent condition causing heel pain in adults, particularly affecting individuals in the age group of 40-60 years, and stands as a significant contributor to occupational impairment. Treatment options can be broadly categorized into non-invasive and invasive modalities. Invasive modalities, such as local injections and surgical interventions, are recommended for individuals who do not respond to non-invasive conservative treatments. Local Steroid Injection (LSI) is the prevalent invasive treatment method, while Dry Needling (DN) has emerged as a novel treatment modality more recently.

Aim : The aim of this systematic review is to critically analyze the literature to find the effect of dry needling when compared with corticosteroid injection in treating Plantar Fascitis.

Method: This systematic review was directed according to “Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis”

guidelines. The principal research question that was studied “Is dry needling better than corticosteroid injections in treating plantar fascitis?” Various different electronic databases were used to search relevant articles using different keywords. Articles were collected altogether and selected on the basis of eligibility criteria. The closing sets of articles were selected after complete screening.

Result: Both dry needling and corticosteroid injections are effective in treating tendinopathy for both short term whereas dry needling is more significantly effective in long-term use.

Conclusion: Dry needling is superior to corticosteroid injection in treating plantar fascitis.

Author Biographies

Dr Lal Bahadur, Senior Resident , Department of Orthopedics, SNMMCH,Dhanbad

Senior Resident , Department of Orthopedics, SNMMCH,Dhanbad

vasudha, FIPM, Department of Anaesthesia, AIIMS New Delhi

FIPM, Department of Anaesthesia, AIIMS New Delhi

Dr (prof) D P Bhushan, Head of Department, Department of Orthopedics, SNMMCH,Dhanbad

Head of Department, Department of Orthopedics, SNMMCH,Dhanbad

Published

2024-03-31

How to Cite

Prasad, D. L. B., Gupta, D. V. G., & Bhushan, D. (prof) D. P. B. (2024). The Dry needling versus steroid injections in plantar fascitis : A metaanalysis : Dry needling versus steroid injections in plantar fascitis. Student’s Journal of Health Research Africa, 5(3). Retrieved from https://sjhresearchafrica.org/index.php/public-html/article/view/1092

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Section

Section of Orthopedics