Contribution levels of intrinsic risk factors to the management of patients with plantar heel pain: A pilot study

Ortega-Ávila, Ana Belen, Cuesta-Vargas, Antonio, Jiménez-Cebrián, Ana María, Labajos-Manzanares, María, Barón-López, Francisco Javier, & Bennett, Paul (2016) Contribution levels of intrinsic risk factors to the management of patients with plantar heel pain: A pilot study. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 106(2), pp. 88-92.

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Injuries in the lower extremity are considered to have multifactorial causes, whilst people with heel pain represent the most frequent cause of visits to health professionals. Managing these patients can be very difficult. The purpose of this research is to identify key variables which can influence foot health in patients with heel pain.

Materials and method:

A cross-sectional observational study was carried out with a sample of sixty-two participants recruited from the Educational Welfare Unit of the University of Malaga. The therapists, blinded for the study, fill in the data with anthropometric information and the FPI, while participants fill in the foot health status questionnaire, FHSQ. The most significant results reveal that there is a moderate relation between the clinical variables and the FHSQ commands. The most significant contribution is the BMI in the foot health status questionnaire.


The variables which can help manage clinical subjects with heel pain are age, BMI, footwear and FPI (left foot).

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ID Code: 90889
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.7547/13-169
ISSN: 8750-7315
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Podiatry (110318)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Deposited On: 01 Dec 2015 05:03
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2016 15:24

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