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Aldijana Muratovic1, Ivan Vasiljevic1, Danilo Bojanic1, Milovan Ljubojevic1

1University of Montenegro, Faculty for Sports and Physical Education, Niksic, Montenegro

Frequency of Foot Deformity Among Students of Faculty for Sport and Physical Education

Sport Mont 2016, 14(3), 19-20


The main objective of this study was to determine possible foot deformities students of the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education. Obesity is one of the main causes of flat feet, which is directly associated with reduced physical activity (Khalid, Rai, Mobeen, & Amjad, 2015). The research was conducted at the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education in Niksic, on a sample of 116 respondents. The sample of variables consisted of a total of two foot deformities: flat feet (pes planus) and carved feet (pes cavus) divided into three levels according to the severity of the deformity, from the lightest to the heaviest, including foot without deformity. For determining the status of the foot, was applied orthopaedy on the basis of which is considered plantar side of the foot. It was used appliance brand PODOSKOPIO LUX 02990. The results are presented in tables in the percentage and numerical representation of the assessment deformities flat and hollowed foot. According to the results it is evident that out of 116 respondents, 53 students (45.7%) were without deformities. Numerical and percentage estimates flatfoot deformity is: 16 students (13.8%)-level I; 6 students (5.2%)-level II; Numerical and percentage estimates hollowed foot deformity is: 28 students (24.1%)-level I; 7 students (6%)–level II; 6 students (5.2%)-level III. The highest percentage shows deformity "hollowed foot" of the first degree (24.1%), which is often the case with people athletic type. Some studies have shown that people with recessed feet in some sports disciplines, achieve the same results as people with normal feet (Jovovic, 2008). Accordingly, foot deformity may occur not only in the period of growth and development, but also in later years (Zivkovic, 2009).


foot, deformities, students

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