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, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) 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
15
Tried for
Pain (12) Anxious mood (1)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Insomnia (5) Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Insomnia (8) Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Depressed mood (8) Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Depressed mood (5) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Depressed mood (4) Pain (3)

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 (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Constant tiredness Drowsiness 9 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
Pain (12) Anxious mood (1)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 2 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
Pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) Grogginess 3 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Insomnia (5) Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Chronic constipation Constipation 4 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
Pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Drugged feeling
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Insomnia (8) Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxious mood Blurry vision 16 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
Depressed mood (8) Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Daytime sleepiness Difficulty with orgasm
Total evaluations
21
Tried for
Anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 3 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
Pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (5) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Daytime sleepiness Depressed mood 9 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
Depressed mood (4) Pain (3)
  • 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 20
30s 107
40s 228
50s 256
60s 124
70+ 33
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 19
20-29 years 75
30-39 years 141
40-49 years 128
50-59 years 74
60-69 years 21
70+ years 6

Sex

Distribution of sex

82% Female
18% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 539
Not Diagnosed 42

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