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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2021, Vol. 8, Issue 1, Part C

Prevalence of non-traumatic foot pain among working women and its contributing factors in Hyderabad


Author(s): Dr. Shahmeer Khan Chandio, Dr. Muhammad Hussain Nagori and Dr. Muhammad Ahmed Qureshi

Abstract: Background: In women, pain of the foot is a common problem, various studies has proved that the common cause of the foot pain is the ill-fitting of the footwear. This study was conducted to find out the prevalence of non-traumatic foot pain among working women and its contributing factors in Hyderabad.
Method: The survey was conducted on working women recruited using convenient sampling. Data on foot problem was collected by distributing questionnaire among the participants.
Finding: A total of 250 working women were selected, out of which 234 responded for the study. From these 234 working women mostly were doctors (116), teachers (103), Bankers (7) and other (8). 108 (46.2%) had pain whereas 126 (53.8%) had not experienced foot pain. Those who experienced foot pain 59 (25.2%) participants described “footwear” as the cause. And the common location of the pain was “heel” according to 68 (29.1%) participants. Majority of the participants reported that the pain lasted for <1 day/week or 1-2 days/week. They also described that they wore the footwear worn to work for longer duration. Assessment of severity of foot pain by NIS (numeric intensity scale) provided a mean score of 4.08 ± 1.31 (range 1–8). There was no significant relationship between foot pain and age or body mass index (BMI).
Conclusion: Non-traumatic foot pain is common among working women. Many working women with foot pain in this study credited the pain to footwear. Increasing the public awareness regarding wearing a proper footwear may reduce the prevalence of non-traumatic foot pain among working women.


Pages: 137-140  |  39 Views  9 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Shahmeer Khan Chandio, Dr. Muhammad Hussain Nagori, Dr. Muhammad Ahmed Qureshi. Prevalence of non-traumatic foot pain among working women and its contributing factors in Hyderabad. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2021;8(1):137-140.
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