Your foot hurts. You’re not sure, but you have a hunch that you might just be one of the unlucky people suffering from plantar fasciitis. Well, you’re not alone. Plantar fasciitis symptoms are as varied and personal as there are people in the world, but there are a number of common signs sufferers share. If you are experiencing some of these common symptoms, then it’s likely you have plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis affects over 2 million people in the United States each year and rings up nearly $300 million in healthcare costs annually. That whopping number may shock you, but that’s only a fraction of the number of people around the world who are affected by this painful condition and the costs involved in its treatment. Many people have never heard of plantar fasciitis, yet it’s unfortunately quite common.
We have compiled a list of the 10 most common plantar fasciitis symptoms or signs that might indicate that you have this uncomfortable malady. Take our brief, interactive test to see how many symptoms you may have that patients have commonly reported related to plantar fasciitis.*
Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms Test: Top 10 Signs You Have Plantar Fasciitis
*This test is meant to provide information about plantar fasciitis. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition you may be experiencing. We recommend consulting a physician for an actual medical diagnosis and treatment plan.
InstructionsClick the checkbox next to each plantar fasciitis symptom you are suffering from. If you are not experiencing a particular symptom, leave the checkbox blank. At the end of this short quiz, click on the “find totals” button to tally the number of symptoms you have.
CongratulationsYou’ve completed the plantar fasciitis symptoms test. Of course, this isn’t an official diagnosis, but it gives you a head start on what you should be looking for in terms of common plantar fasciitis symptoms.
It’s up to you and your physician to determine whether or not you have plantar fasciitis. Your doctor has the knowledge and tools to give you a precise diagnosis based on your exhibited plantar fasciitis symptoms. You may be screened with ultrasound, x-ray, MRI or other imaging tools to see the extent of your injury. Please consult your family physician or contact your coverage provider for a recommendation of a specialist in your area.
That said, use our “unofficial” score chart below to see where you come in compared to other patients who have reported these symptoms. The sooner you are aware of your condition, the sooner you can prevent further damage and begin treating it.
Unofficial Score Chart:0 – 3 Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms: May or may not have plantar fasciitis. We recommend rest and preventive measures and close monitoring for a couple of weeks. 4 – 6 Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms: Likely to have plantar fasciitis. We recommend consulting a physician and begin rest and treatment immediately. 7 – 10 Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms: Consult your physician immediately and begin an aggressive plan of rest and treatment. Strong chance you have plantar fasciitis
What was your score? What has been your foot-pain experience and have you been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis? Maybe we missed some common plantar fasciitis symptoms; let us know in the comments section below.