April 15, 2015: Caring for your feet during pregnancy
Caring for your feet during pregnancy.
At Maidenhead Podiatry we find foot care during pregnancy is often overlooked with treatment only being sought towards the end of term, and frequently only because feet can no longer be reached.
Pregnancy means many changes in a woman’s body and there are common complaints that develop over the nine month term.
One of these complaints, usually ignored, is foot pain.
A woman’s center of gravity moves forward during pregnancy due to the natural weight gain.
This leads to a new weight-bearing stance adding pressure in the knees and feet and a simple set of orthotics can bring relief and make life easier.
Other common foot problems experienced by pregnant woman are over- pronation (rolling the foot inwards), odema (swelling), and the build up of hard skin (callous) or corns as a direct consequence of increased pressure and friction.
This can lead to pain in the heel, inner arch, or the ball-of-foot.
Many women may also experience leg cramping and varicose veins largely due to weight gain.
Because of this, it is important to learn more about foot health during pregnancy to help make this nine month period more comfortable.
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