Comparison of pain, fatigue, and Achilles tendon in female college students wearing high heels and flat shoes: A Preliminary Study

여대생의 하이힐 착용에 따른 하지 통증, 피로, 아킬레스건의 융복합 비교: 예비연구

  • 박영준 (제주한라대학교 보건학부) ;
  • 김남석 (제주한라대학교 간호학부)
  • Received : 2019.06.01
  • Accepted : 2019.08.20
  • Published : 2019.08.28


The purpose of this study is to analyze the differences of the lower back pain, fatigue, and Achilles tendon thickness according to wearing and not wearing high heels in order to understand symptoms of musculoskeletal diseases caused by wearing high heels in college students. lower extremity pain fatigue and achilles tendon thickness were measured in high heel wear group (n=19) and non high heels wear group (n=23). Participants' general characteristics and the lower extremity pain, fatigue, and Achilles tendon thickness were analyzed using mean, standard deviation. Differences in lower extremity pain, fatigue, and achilles tendon thickness were analyzed by independent t-test. The results showed that the difference between the participants' lower extremity pain (t=2.28, p=.028), right achilles tendon thickness (t=2.30, p=.027) and left achilles tendon thickness (t= 3.89, p<.001) The results of this study show that convergence approach can be applied as a basis for health problems in the structure and function of musculoskeletal disorders associated with wearing high heels. In the future, follow up observation according to the wearing of high heels in the same subject will be needed.


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