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
11
Tried for
pain (9) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
depressed mood (4) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (3) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
fatigue (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)

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 (11 evaluations)
Side effects
constant tiredness dry mouth 6 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
pain (9) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation excessive dry mouth 2 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal pain bipolar depressive episodes 31 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
depressed mood (4) pain (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)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
daytime sleepiness short term memory problems
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (3) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness easily angry
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
fatigue (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
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 (5)
  • 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 21
30s 119
40s 250
50s 288
60s 155
70+ 39
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 138
50-59 years 79
60-69 years 20
70+ years 7

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 155
Female 721

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 605
Not Diagnosed 45

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