Fat injections could treat foot pain in plantar fasciitis

  • Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot pain.
  • Current treatments for persistent plantar fasciitis include steroid injections or surgery, which may have side effects.
  • A small study has found that injections of fat into the sole of the foot decrease pain and improve function.
  • Plans are in place for large-scale studies to verify these promising findings.

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Written by Katharine Lang on January 27, 2022

Fact checked by Alexandra Sanfins, Ph.D.

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