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Table 1 Characteristics (symptoms, injury history and health care consultation) of the symptomatic group

From: Quality of life, function and disability in individuals with chronic ankle symptoms: a cross-sectional online survey

Characteristic Symptomatic
 Pain intensity at rest, mean (SD) 2.91 (2.27)
 Pain intensity at worst, mean (SD) 6.52 (2.42)
 Average pain intensity, mean (SD) 4.62 (2.36)
 Usual level of stiffness, mean (SD) 4.41 (2.68)
 Unilateral ankle pain, n (%) 167 (61.9%)
 Bilateral ankle pain, n (%) 100 (37%)
 Unilateral ankle stiffness, n (%) 164 (60.7%)
 Bilateral ankle stiffness, n (%) 90 (33.3%)
 Previous injury, n (%)
 No ankle sprain 73 (27%)
 Single ankle sprain 35 (13%)
 Multiple ankle sprains 162 (60%)
Previous fracture, n (%)
 No fracture 186 (68.9%)
 Single fracture 53 (19.6%)
 Multiple fractures 31 (11.5%)
Healthcare practitioner consultation for ankle, n (%)
 General practitioner GP 182 (33.2%)
 Orthopaedic surgeon 114 (20.8%)
 Rheumatologist 26 (4.7%)
 Sports physician 35 (6.4%)
 Physiotherapist 136 (24.8%)
 Osteopath 15 (2.7%)
 Not visited a healthcare practitioner 40 (7.3%)