What You Should Know About Perforating Fat Injections For Chronic Plantar Fasciitis

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What You Should Know About Perforating Fat Injections For Chronic Plantar Fasciitis

Author(s): 
Beth Gusenoff, DPM, and Jeffrey Gusenoff, MD

Focusing on a 32-year-old woman with chronic plantar fasciitis, these authors explore the novel technique of perforating fat injections into the plantar fascia for heel pain.

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, accounting for 11 to 15 percent of medical foot inquires.1-4 Some etiologies of chronic plantar fasciitis or plantar fasciosis include overuse, abnormal gait, foot biomechanics that encourage excessive traction of the plantar fascia, and are likely multifactorial.5,6

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