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Sore Feet During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, women feel a variety of aches and pains in their bodies, including the feet. They often complain about tired, swollen, and achy feet. Edema, or swelling, and cramps in the feet can begin during one’s second trimester and is usually from the increased volume of blood and fluids in the body. This can also be due to a change in the way a woman’s body processes calcium. Also, the bones, ligaments, and tendons in the feet tend to loosen and relax during pregnancy. The weight gain from pregnancy can cause feet to widen, joints to stretch, and heels to be strained. It can be helpful for pregnant women to elevate their legs, continually move their feet, stretch, limit salt intake, and wear compression socks. If you are pregnant and foot pain causes continued distress, reach out to a chiropodist who can help alleviate any concerns you have and assist in making you more comfortable.

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 Paul A. Scotti, D.Ch from West Toronto Foot & Ankle Clinic Inc. . Our chiropodist 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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