The purpose of this study was to determine the existence of limited dorsiflexion in the first metatarsophalangeal joint in patients with plantar fasciitis (PF).
Static standing foot posture and hallux dorsiflexion were measured in 100 individuals.
The Foot Posture Index was used to measure the static standing foot posture.
Hallux dorsiflexion was assessed by placing the individual in a supine decubitus position with the foot in a relaxed position and the hip and knee in neutral position.
A statistically significant difference was recorded in the hallux dorsiflexion presented by patients with PF than presented by their counterparts in the control group; it being lower in the PF group.
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