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Prevalence of Forefoot Pain among High Heel Wearing Female Teachers and Students of Different Universities in Faisalabad

Background/objectives: The objective behind this study was to observe the prevalence of forefoot pain among ladies due to regular wearing of high heeled shoes. Previous literature showed a significant association of foot pathologies with high heels, but very few studies have been found to highlight the relationship between high heels and forefoot pain. This study focuses on the said prevalence among female teachers and students of different universities in Faisalabad. Methods: The study design selected was a cross-sectional survey. The sample size was 200 based on a previous study. The study setting was different universities of Faisalabad. A simple random sampling technique was used to collect the sample. The self-generated questionnaire was used as a research tool. Results and conclusion: Results were interpreted using frequency distribution bar charts. Results showed that 77.5% of the study population complaint of forefoot pain due to the regular wearing of high heeled shoes. Others suggested either pain in mid-foot and heel or no pain at all. Keywords: Forefoot pain; High heeled


Saima Jabbar, Sidra Sabir, Saiqa Irum, Hassan Raza, Ahmad Wassi and Syed Ali Behram Subazwari

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