Table 5 Plantar fasciitis.
Continuous variables Patients Mean (±SD) p
Height (cm) Affected Non affected 174 (8) 169 (10) .004
Years of activity Affected Non affected 12.0 (7.0) 8.7 (6.9) .002
Days of practice per week Affected Non affected 6.0 (1.2) 4.4 (1.5) .0005
Km per week Affected Non affected 61.1 (23.4) 41.1 (25.3) .0005
Group variables Group Affected (%) p
Gender Males Females 37.2% 25.0% .097
Type of activity Sprint Hurdles Middle distance Long distance 15.4% 40.0% 42.2% 25.0% .039
Level Competitive Recreational 38.2% 17.9% .008
Hindfoot Neutral Varus Valgus 35.3% 62.5% 22.0% .004
Longitudinal arch Normal Cavus Flat 23.2% 57.1% 16.7% .0005
Knee alignment Neutral Varus Valgus 25.5% 47.8% 22.2% .017
Multivariate analysis OR 95% C.I. p
Days of practice per week 2,59 1,68 - 3,99 <.0005
A7 (with reference to other shoes) 5,49 1,71 - 17,64 .004
Cavus arch (with reference to normal arch) 5,52 2,12 - 14,33 <.0005
Flat arch (with reference to normal arch) 0,98 0,16 - 6,16 NS
Varus knee (with reference to normal knee) 5,63 2,01 - 15,72 .001
Varus knee (with reference to normal knee) 1,50 0,32 - 7,01 NS