FOOT PRINTS Comparison between Urban and Rural Young Females

Abstract

Footprint in standing position were taken for 100 young females, 50 were from urban area and other 50 from rural area. The heel index and lateral deviation of big toe were measured. Footprint is simple test that can be done easily by medical or nursing staff. There is significant statistical difference between the two groups. This might be explained different life style and shoe wearing in the two communities. Flat foot and hallux valgus is less in young female in rural Iraqi community. The rural style of life in our community reduce the possibility of acquiring flat foot and hallux valgus.