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)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
pain (11)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (4) anxious mood (1)
1 more
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 (1)
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)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)

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)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (25 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation excessive dry mouth 3 more
Total evaluations
25
Tried for
pain (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
euphoria
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness fluid retention (edema) 4 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
pain (4) anxious mood (1)
1 more
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 (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (5) plantar fasciitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness migraine
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (4)
  • 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 17
30s 118
40s 248
50s 317
60s 186
70+ 49
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 19
20-29 years 83
30-39 years 144
40-49 years 142
50-59 years 84
60-69 years 22
70+ years 7

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 171
Female 768

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 628
Not Diagnosed 44

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