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Table 2 Comparison of plantar fascia thickness between supine and prone positions with the ankle in a 15° plantarflexion posture

From: Ultrasonographic examination of plantar fasciitis: a comparison of patient positions during examination

Portion of plantar heel Position p value§
Supine Prone
 Medial 5.0 [4.3; 5.8] 5.0 [4.4; 6.0] 0.052
 Central 4.7 [4.2; 5.4] 4.9 [4.2; 5.4] 0.062
 Lateral 4.5 [4.1; 5.0] 4.6 [4.1; 5.1] 0.674
  1. Measured thickness (mm) values are presented as median [interquartile range; 25th–75th] as data was not normally distributed
  2. §p values were obtained from Wilcoxon signed rank test
  3. Significance was accepted for p values of < 0.05