The influence of footwear on the prevalence of flat foot. A survey of 1846 skeletally mature persons.

@article{Sachithanandam1995TheIO,
  title={The influence of footwear on the prevalence of flat foot. A survey of 1846 skeletally mature persons.},
  author={V. Sachithanandam and B Joseph},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={1995},
  volume={77 2},
  pages={
          254-7
        }
}
We analysed the static footprints of 1846 skeletally mature individuals to establish the influence of the age at which shoe-wearing began on the prevalence of flat foot. The incidence was 3.24% among those who started to wear shoes before the age of six years, 3.27% in those who began between the ages of 6 and 15 and 1.75% in those who first wore shoes at the age of 16 (p < 0.001). Flat foot was highest in those who, as children, wore footwear for over eight hours each day. Obese individuals… Expand
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