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
14
Tried for
Pain (12) anxious mood (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
depressed mood (6) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (4) plantar fasciitis (1)

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 8 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
Pain (12) anxious mood (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness dry mouth
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (10)
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)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (10 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 3 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
Pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal pain bipolar depressive episodes 31 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
depressed mood (6) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) less mentally sharp 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (5) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness sleepiness 25 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
Pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
heartburn metallic taste in mouth
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (4) plantar fasciitis (1)
  • 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 112
40s 242
50s 262
60s 130
70+ 35
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 19
20-29 years 76
30-39 years 142
40-49 years 129
50-59 years 75
60-69 years 21
70+ years 6

Sex

Distribution of sex

82% Female
18% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 543
Not Diagnosed 42

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