The average maximum of the annual increase of foot length in boys and girls is parallel to increase of longitudinal parameters. The length of foot in boys and girls is equal until the age of 12, but from 13 years; the boy's foot is longer. Boy's feet stop growing at 16-17 years, but girls - at 17-18 years. Asymmetries of feet parameters are marked in growing period. The flat feet are found among schoolchildren of Riga and Latvia regions equally. The deformities of transversal foot arch increase with schoolchildren age. The reason of deformities of transversal foot arch is different - low life quality, inadequate footwear, insufficient mobility etc. Schoolchildren of Latvia regions more commonly have hollow feet and their number lately is increased.
|Journal||Papers on Anthropology|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
Field of Science*
- 3.1 Basic medicine
- 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database