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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants. Values are means (± standard deviation) unless stated otherwise.

From: Effectiveness of low-Dye taping for the short-term treatment of plantar heel pain: a randomised trial

Variable Taping (n = 46) Sham (n = 46)
Age in years 51.3 (± 13.5) 49.2 (± 13.8)
BMI in kg/m2 30.0 (± 4.8) 30.6 (± 6.5)
Self reported hours on feet 8.8 (± 3.8) 7.5 (± 2.8)
Period of symptoms in months – median (range) 9 (3 to 240) 10 (2 to 97)
No. of women (%) 28 (60.9) 27 (58.7)
Foot affected   
   Right – No. (%) 10 (21.7) 12 (26.1)
   Left – No. (%) 7 (15.2) 12 (26.1)
   Both feet – No. (%) 29 (63.0) 22 (47.8)
Foot Posture*   
   Right 3.2 (± 2.1) 2.9 (± 2.2)
   Left 3.1 (± 2.1) 2.9 (± 2.2)
Ankle range of motion in degrees§   
   Right 22.8 (± 7.9) 23.4 (± 6.4)
   Left 24.9 (± 7.5) 24.4 (± 6.6)
'First-step' pain† 71.4 (± 19.8) 72.0 (± 20.0)
Foot painΨ 35.5 (± 20.8) 35.8 (± 20.1)
Foot functionΨ 54.3 (± 25.7) 60.6 (± 26.6)
General foot healthΨ 30.7 (± 26.9) 27.0 (± 26.3)
  1. * The Foot Posture Index-6 has a score range of -12 to 12 with negative values for signs of foot supination and positive values for signs of foot pronation. Normal foot posture is reported to be between 0 to 5[28]
  2. § Ankle range of motion measured using the lunge test[29] a measure of ankle dorsiflexion
  3. † Measured using a Visual Analogue Scale (0 to 100 mm)
  4. Ψ Measured using the Foot Health Status Questionnaire (0 to 100)