Plantar fasciitis

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What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot (plantar fascia) causing heel pain.

Common symptoms reported by people with plantar fasciitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with plantar fasciitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
pain (10) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
depressed mood (5) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
fatigue (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (5) plantar fasciitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
depressed mood (6) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5) anxious mood (3)
1 more

Data from patients with plantar fasciitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with plantar fasciitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (12 evaluations)
Side effects
constant tiredness dry mouth 7 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
pain (10) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation excessive dry mouth 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain abdominal pain 31 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
depressed mood (5) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness easily angry
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
fatigue (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 2 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
tiredness tiredness increased
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (5) plantar fasciitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood apathy 15 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (6) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
tachycardia (fast heart rate) vivid dreams
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (5) anxious mood (3)
1 more
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with plantar fasciitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has plantar fasciitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 19
30s 119
40s 255
50s 300
60s 169
70+ 43
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 19
20-29 years 82
30-39 years 144
40-49 years 141
50-59 years 83
60-69 years 20
70+ years 7

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 161
Female 748

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 621
Not Diagnosed 45

These charts show data from plantar fasciitis patients who have completed their condition history
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