THE IMPACT OF HIGH HEELS ON LOW BACK PAIN AMONG UNMARRIED AND MARRIED WOMEN
*R. Siva Anandhi, R. Nanda Gopal, Priya Kumari, Dr. P. Senthil Selvam
Background: According to recent research, women who wear heels on a daily basis face permanent problems such as back pain as a result of the heels. A survey shows that women who wear heels more than 3 times a week are among 1/3 of them facing back pain on a permanent basis. The present study is to determine whether the high heels impact on the low back pain in the married and un married women. Aim and Objective of The Study: The aim of this study to find the impact of high heels on low back pain among unmarried and married women. To determine the impact of low back pain associated with wearing heels among married women and unmarried women. Methodology: 30 subjects of unmarried women and married women who are using high heels. Among 30 subjects 15 are married women, 15 subjects are unmarried women. Rolando Morris Questionnaire is a 24- item patient reported outcome measure that enquires about pain -related disability resulting from low back pain. Items are scored 0 if left blank or 1 if endorsed for a total Roland Morris Questionnaire score ranging from 0 to 24; higher scores represent higher levels of pain -related disability. Result: RMQ Scores of Married women (20.067) is greater than unmarried women (10.667). RMQ Score is around 2 times greater in married women. Conclusion: High heels have a significant association with the presence of low back pain. The data also suggests that the twice greater impact of high heels on the married women than the unmarried women. This study concluded that the impact of high heels on the married women than the unmarried women.
Keywords: Low back pain, high heel, Roland-morris disability questionnaire.
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