Vancouver, British Columbia—Although corticosteroid injections have been shown to offer rapid short-term benefits in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis, a team of Iranian researchers may have discovered a more effective approach. Their new study concluded that local ozone injection leads to a slow, prolonged analgesia effect in these people, resulting in a more durable treatment effect.
“Recently, ozone injections have been introduced for degenerative and inflammatory musculoskeletal disease, and there are no reported allergic side effects or destructive adverse effects on tendons or cartilage,” said Arash Babaei-Ghazani, MD, an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Iran University of Medical Sciences, in Tehran.
“Ozone injections have also been shown to be effective in cervical and lumbar spine pathologies,” Dr. Babaei-Ghazani continued. “Therefore, we wanted to know if ozone is beneficial for other musculoskeletal problems, such as plantar fasciitis.”
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