AMPA survey finds more than half of teens experience foot pain
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The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) recently conducted a survey of 1,000 teenagers and discovered that about six in 10 experience foot pain so severe that it occasionally impacts their ability to carry out daily activities.
A total of 46 percent of teens said their feet hurt because of sports, and about three-fourths of respondents reported being involved in one of these activities – 40 percent of whom said they have sustained a foot injury while playing.
“Foot health is incredibly important to a person’s overall health and wellbeing – especially in the teen years when feet are still growing,” said Joseph M. Caporusso, D.P.M., APMA president.
Girls appear to experience foot pain more often than boys, and about 20 percent said their foot pain stems from uncomfortable shoes. A total of 64 percent of female teens said that high heels are the most painful type of footwear.
Previous research has shown that women experience foot conditions like bunions, hammer toe and fallen arches more often than men due to the unsupportive, sometimes torturous shoes ladies prefer. Luckily, bunion splints or orthotics may help prevent or reduce the appearance of foot conditions without the need for painful bunion surgery.