PAIN AND DIFFICULTY LEVEL IN WORKING FEMALES HAVING PLANTAR FASCIITIS OF MULTAN CITY

Pain & Difficulty in Working females with Plantar Fasciitis

Authors

  • Ume Aiman Physiotherapy Department, Multan Institute of Health Sciences, Multan, Pakistan.
  • Laiba Malik University of Sargodha, Multan, Pakistan
  • Ammarah Zahoor University of Sargodha, Multan, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54393/pbmj.v5i8.195

Keywords:

Pain, plantar fasciitis, heel pain, working females.

Abstract

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia that is most commonly seen in the working population with prolonged standing and inappropriate shoe wear. Plantar fasciitis is presented with heel pain, resulting in disturbances of activities of daily life. Objective: To determine the pain and difficulty level in working females of Multan having plantar fasciitis. This will help them in reducing pain and difficulties by reducing risk factors that can cause plantar fasciitis. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 150 working females of Multan having plantar fasciitis. Data were collected through the plantar fasciitis pain scale, visual analogue scale, and windlass test. Data were obtained non-randomly from different working places of Multan. (Hospitals, Schools, Colleges, Salons, and Malls). 150 respondents were of age group 30-50 years were included in the study. Results: The pain and difficulty level in working females of Multan having plantar fasciitis was 72%. Surface pain was 46% and deep pain was 54%. 34% of subjects suffer from pain throughout the day with regular intervals. 18% had pain only when they first get up. 67% of women feel comfortable walking on toes while 33% feel uncomfortable. Pain interferes with athletics and weight-bearing activities of 53% of women. Conclusion: The pain and difficulty level in working females of Multan having plantar fasciitis is 72%. It increases with an increase in associated risk factors, such as prolonged standing, long working hours, inappropriate shoe wear, and postural malalignment.

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2022-08-31

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Aiman, U., Malik, L. ., & Zahoor, A. . (2022). PAIN AND DIFFICULTY LEVEL IN WORKING FEMALES HAVING PLANTAR FASCIITIS OF MULTAN CITY: Pain & Difficulty in Working females with Plantar Fasciitis. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 5(8), 46–50. https://doi.org/10.54393/pbmj.v5i8.195

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