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Date:2/25/2009

Study finds many children at risk for foot deformity due to wrong size shoes

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many young children are wearing shoes that are too small, according to a new study presented today at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (http://www.aaos.org/) (AAOS). As a result, these children may be at high risk for developing serious foot deformities.

The study, which took place in Switzerland, included nearly 250 boys and girls from age 5 to age 10. Researchers measured the children's feet as well as their indoor and outdoor footwear to determine whether the children were wearing properly sized shoes (http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00143). They also compared the footwear measurements to the sizes given on the manufacturers' labels to see if the shoes were marked properly. Finally, they measured the angles of the children's toes to learn whether any of the subjects were developing a foot deformity called hallux valgus (http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00140).

Hallux valgus is a condition that occurs when the big toe begins to angle sideways, toward the second toe, causing a bump on the side of the foot just below the big toe. This bump is called a bunion, and can become swollen and painful. Shoes that are too tight are believed to be one of the leading causes of this condition.

The study found that most of the children tested were wearing the wrong size shoes:

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    SOURCE American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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