International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023


Prevalence of Foot and Ankle Pain in Physiotherapists across Ahmedabad City

Dr. Bhoomika Sonkusare | Dr. Hemal Patel


Abstract: Introduction: Physical therapists perform many physically demanding tasks that are associated with work - related musculoskeletal disorders. The foot provides a base of contact with the ground; it plays an important role in all weight - bearing activities, including walking, and provides stability and balance. Any kind of pain or uneasiness in the ankle or foot is referred to as ankle and foot pain. The aim of the study is to find out the prevalence of foot and ankle pain among physiotherapists across Ahmedabad city. Methods: Physiotherapists with an age between 21 and 40, both male and female, were included as per inclusion and exclusion criteria. Participants were asked to fill out the Foot Function Index Revised Short Form (FFI) scale, which was shared with the subjects using the social media platform. Ethical clearance has been obtained. Result: This study was undertaken with a total of 126 subjects, both male (37) and female (89) physiotherapists, selected based on inclusion and exclusion criteria. The results showed a 56.83% prevalence of foot and ankle pain among physiotherapists across Ahmedabad city. Conclusion: The study concludes that there is a high prevalence of foot and ankle pain among physiotherapists across Ahmedabad city, and it also affects the activities of daily life.


Keywords: Foot and ankle pain, Foot function index, Physiotherapists, Prevalence


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,


Pages: 2318 - 2320


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