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Podiatry Associates of Victoria
116-A Imperial Drive
Victoria, TX 77901

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Pregnancy and Foot Discomfort

Tuesday, 19 March 2024 00:00

Pregnancy is a journey filled with excitement and anticipation, but it can also bring its own set of challenges, including foot pain. Expecting mothers often find themselves dealing with discomfort and swelling in their feet, making each step a bit more challenging. However, there are ways to manage this discomfort and make the journey smoother. This can begin with investing in comfortable and supportive footwear. Opt for shoes with low heels and ample cushioning to provide relief to your tired feet. Additionally, elevating your feet whenever possible can help reduce swelling and alleviate pressure. Another helpful tip is to incorporate gentle exercises into your daily routine, such as walking or swimming, to improve circulation and strengthen your feet and ankles. Remember to stay hydrated and maintain a balanced diet to support overall health and reduce swelling. Lastly, do not hesitate to seek support from your podiatrist if foot pain becomes severe or persistent. This type of doctor can offer personalized advice and recommend safe treatment options to help you manage foot pain effectively throughout your pregnancy, If you are experiencing any foot discomfort during your pregnancy, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can provide you with relief options.

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 one of our podiatrists from Podiatry Associates of Victoria. Our doctors 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?

  • Wearing orthotics can provide extra support for the feet and help distribute weight evenly
  • Minimize the amount of time spent walking barefoot
  • Wear shoes with good arch support
  • Wear shoes that allow for good circulation to the feet
  • Elevate feet if you experience swelling
  • Massage your feet
  • Get regular, light exercise, such as walking, to promote blood circulation to the feet

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

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