Pregnancy may alter a woman’s body tremendously, affecting different body parts, including the feet in particular. Due to the added weight put on throughout pregnancy, the pressure that is being put on the feet may begin to increase. When this happens, the feet can slowly begin to flatten. Another change women can experience throughout pregnancy is the swelling of their feet. Again, the added weight and pressure of the growing fetus can take a toll on the feet, which can cause them to swell. When this occurs, elevating the feet as often as possible can help lessen the swelling. For more advice on how to treat the changes of your feet during pregnancy, please consult with a podiatrist.
Pregnant women with swollen feet can be treated with a variety of different methods that are readily available. For more information about other cures for swollen feet during pregnancy, consult with Dr. Kenneth Donovan from Advanced Care Foot and Ankle. Our doctor will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.
What Foot Problems Can Arise During Pregnancy?
One problem that can occur is overpronation, which occurs when the arch of the foot flattens and tends to roll inward.This can cause pain and discomfort in your heels while you’re walking or even just standing up, trying to support your baby.
Another problem is edema, or swelling in the extremities. This often affects the feet during pregnancy but tends to occur in the later stages.
How Can I Keep My Feet Healthy During Pregnancy?
If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Warren, Livingston, and Toms River, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.