To Compare the Effects of Footwear in Young Female’s Postural Balance in Prolonged Standing and Sitting Job
Keywords:Balance, postural control.
Background: Footwear has an essential role in raising well-being of any person. Many females have wear
heel or flat footwear on their daily basis as if they are working or not. Footwear creates discomfort which
leads to pain in foot, and results in alteration of balance. Most of the working places requires prolonged
period of standing which is possibly associated with musculoskeletal disorders,likely affects our health and
acute trauma from the working places. Prolonged sitting and standing can directly affect the weight-bearing
joints majorly the hip, knee and ankle joint which in turn leads to deformities and effects balance. Changes
in this composite system results in the risk of falls and loss of stability.
Objective: The objective of the study was to identify the effects of footwear in young female’s postural
balance in prolonged standing and sitting job.
Materials and Method: 100 healthy females were taken for the study age 18-35 years but only 60 were
selected for the study. The subject had to perform Rhomberg test and tandem walk for balance assessment.
Result: On analysis, it was found that in rhomberg balance test, 73.33% population were positive with the
test. 8.33% population were positive with the eyes opened and 65% population were positive with the eyes
closed and in tandem walk, 31.66% population is positive who were unable to complete the test.
Conclusion: In conclusion, the balance tests shows that, wearing footwear for prolonged hours of standing
and sitting job,states that the balance and postural control worsening which is associated with decrease
in postural stability and increase in the risk of falls.. According to the study balance is more effected in
prolonged sitting than in prolonged standing
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