Effect of Body Mass Index and Ankle Dorsiflexion in Planter Fasciitis Patients; Performance Perspective

Prem Lata, Shaista Hayat, Vinesh Kumar, Muhammad Faizan Hassan, Sana Batool, Khadijatul Ain Sandeela, Komal Jamil


Objective: To determine the effects of body mass index and ankle dorsiflexion in patients with plantar fasciitis.
Study Design: A cross-sectional.
Place and Duration of Study: The study was carried out at the Department of Physical Therapy of the two leading tertiary care centers, Advance Orthopedic & Reconstructive Institute & Dr. Ziauddin Hospital Karachi, Pakistan from August 2022 to June 2023.
Methods: Sixty-Four participants were recruited from the physical therapy departments of two tertiary care centers in Karachi by convenience sampling. The study focuses on the impact of demographics on the performance of plantar fasciitis patients. The measurement tools used in this are BMI (Body mass index), NRS (Numeric rating scale), LEFS (Lower extremity functional scale), and Goniometer. The data were analyzed by SPSS version 23.0.
Results: Our findings show that plantar fasciitis is more common in the obese-II category with reference to BMI, females are more affected than males with reference to gender, the middle age group is more affected with reference to age and dorsiflexion angle of patients is less than normal range shows the directly proportional of demographics with the performance of patients with plantar fasciitis.
Conclusion: Our study showed the positive effect of ankle dorsiflexion angle and BMI, gender, pain, and age on the physical performance of plantar fasciitis patients.

Keywords: Quality of Life, Physical Activity, Functional Status, Disabilities, Range of Motion.

How to cite this: Lata P, Hayat S, Kumar V, Hassan MF, Batool S, Sandeela KA, Jamil K. Effect of Body Mass Index and Ankle Dorsiflexion in Planter Fascitis Patients; Performance Perspective. Life and Science. 2024; 5(1): 113-119.  doi: http://doi.org/10.37185/LnS.1.1.461

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