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Blood patch therapy plantar fasciitis

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by JAYNES, May 27, 2011.


    JAYNES Active Member

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    Hi all
    I just want to ask if anyone has had any experience with blood patch therapy (pts own blood injected into injury site) plantar fasciitis?
    i would be grateful for any responses.
  2. No personal experience

    this maybe worth a read ? http://www.podiatrytoday.com/platelet-rich-plasma-can-it-have-an-impact-for-tendinosis-and-plantar-fasciosis

    this study is being undertaken now - Use of platelet rich plasma to treat plantar fasciitis: design of a multi centre randomized controlled trial

    some video not sure from what year which maybe of interest

    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 22, 2016

    JAYNES Active Member

    Hi Mike
    Thanks for the info very interesting, my local radiologist has just started to use this therapy for sport injuries. he rquested this therapy for one of my patients with plantar fasciitis.

  4. Radiologist ?

    Seems a strange treatment for a Radiologist - maybe I´m wrong.

    Sports GP, Ortho etc I can see Radiologist Nope but maybe I´m wrong ??:confused:
  5. AngieR

    AngieR Active Member


    I believe you are talking about autologous blood injections and yes I believe they are becoming more common, although not sure how a radiologist can inject, perhaps with the help of someone else qualified in injection techniques!

    I currently use injections to aid healing from trauma damage and may inject a variety of fluids to cause inflammation in a bid to restart the inflammatory process and heal the affected area. (Prolotherapy)

  6. G Flanagan

    G Flanagan Active Member

    its not uncommon for Radiologists to inject, in terms of prolotherapy and steroid etc musculoskeletal radiologists often will do it under US guidance.


    JAYNES Active Member

    George is right they usually do steriod injections under us guidance, i had a conversation with the radiologist he has been using blood patch therapy on a lot of patients with sports injuries with good results.

  8. W J Liggins

    W J Liggins Well-Known Member

    Hello Jaynes

    If you are in the UK you might be interested in Martin Harvey's Masterclass prolotherapy courses; Martin pioneered this treatment amongst pods in the UK.

    I don't know his site details but I am sure if you just put 'Masterclass' into a search engine that you will find it.

    All the best

    Bill Liggins
  9. Martin Harvey's Masterclass prolotherapy courses http://www.aesthetist.co.uk/index_files/Page609.htm
  10. JAYNES

    JAYNES Active Member

    Thanks bill for the info i am not in the UK .
    Shame would have been good to learn as my patient informs me she had the treatment done to a elbow injurie and is was very sucessful.
    she is to inform me of how it goes with her plantar fasciitis.

  11. drsarbes

    drsarbes Well-Known Member

    "its not uncommon for Radiologists to inject........."

    Interventional radiologists do amazing things. It's a specialty that has gone far beyond simple vascular studies.


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