Common Foot Problems During Pregnancy

The major changes that occur during pregnancy can affect the entire body, including the feet and ankles. One of the most common pregnancy foot problems is foot swelling caused by fluid retention. Another is flat feet. During pregnancy, the ligaments throughout the body tend to relax, including those in the arch of the foot. This can cause the arch to flatten, increasing your shoe size and potentially leading to foot soreness, discomfort, or pain. To help ease this pain, make sure to wear comfortable shoes. It is also important to rest your feet when possible, and resting the feet above the hips can help with circulation. To learn more about common pregnancy foot problems and what you can do to alleviate them, please consult with a chiropodist. 

Pregnancy can affect your feet in many ways, often causing pain or discomfort, as well as reduced mobility. If you are pregnant and experience foot pain, please consult with one of the chiropodists from The Footcare Centre. Our chiropodists will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment. 

During pregnancy, your belly isn’t the only part of your body swelling. The whole body may experience swelling, especially in the feet and ankles. Since they carry the weight of both your body and the baby’s, caring for your feet during pregnancy is very important. 

Common Foot Conditions During Pregnancy

Various foot conditions can develop during the course of a pregnancy, including: 

  • Swelling of the feet and ankles

  • Fallen arches, leading to acquired flat feet

  • Plantar fasciitis 

  • Aching, sore feet

  • Changes in the toenails

Caring for the Feet During Pregnancy

Some things that you can do to help maintain the health of your feet during pregnancy include: 

  • Wearing comfortable shoes

  • Resting and elevating your feet

  • Icing sore areas, such as the arch

  • Keeping your toenails trimmed

  • Soaking and massaging the feet

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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