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Table 3 Frequency of selected healthcare professional consultation for foot pain, among adults with plantar heel pain

From: Plantar heel pain in middle-aged and older adults: population prevalence, associations with health status and lifestyle factors, and frequency of healthcare use

Healthcare professional consulted 12-month period prevalence % (95% CI)
General practitioner 43.0 (38.4, 47.5)
Physiotherapist/podiatrist/chiropodist 41.0 (36.5, 45.6)
Any of the above 61.5 (57.1, 66.0)
Physiotherapist
 NHS 12.7 (9.5, 15.8)
 Private 3.4 (1.4, 5.4)
 Any of the above 15.1 (11.7, 18.4)
Podiatrist/chiropodist
 NHS 27.1 (23.0, 31.1)
 Private 9.1 (6.3, 11.8)
 Any of the above 32.8 (28.5, 37.1)
  1. Based on imputed and weighted analyses