RMJ. 2019; 44(1): 220-222
Prevalence of musculoskeletal pain among young females using different heel heights: a cross-sectional studyUmber Nawaz, Muhammad Aamir Hashmi, Muhammad Yahya Qureshi, Amna Yahya Qureshi, Abid Minhas, Saima Abdul Aziz, Unzila sahar siddiqui, Mehwish Naz, Maryam Razzaq.
Objective: To evaluate the prevalence of musculoskeletal pain among females using different heel size footwear.
Methodology: We recruited 87 young females aged between 18-32 years. They were asked to walk on the treadmill at 4km/hour speed for 20 minutes with three different heel size shoes per day. The prevalence of pain was observed in feet and lower limbs.
Results: The prevalence of pain in foot and lower limb was 29.6% and 24.7%, respectively. In flat sandals, the pain in foot and lower limb was 39.5% and 19.8%, respectively. Back was affected from both high heels and flat sandals with 9.9% and 6.2%, respectively.
Conclusion: The pain in foot and lower limb was seen in both high heel users as well as flat sandals.
High heeled shoes, Musculoskeletal Pain, Low Back Pain, Osteoarthritis
American Journal of Diagnostic Imaging
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