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Foot Pain and Plantar Pressure in Pregnancy

Tuesday, 26 March 2024 00:00

Pregnancy is a transformative journey for women, but it often comes with physical challenges, including changes in foot structure and increased plantar pressure. As the body undergoes hormonal shifts and weight gain, the arches of the feet may flatten, leading to heightened plantar pressure. This increased pressure can contribute to foot pain, discomfort, and conditions like plantar fasciitis. The body's natural response to the added weight and altered biomechanics can result in strained ligaments and muscles, worsening foot pain during pregnancy. Choosing supportive footwear, incorporating gentle exercises, and opting for custom orthotics can help alleviate plantar pressure and mitigate foot pain. Understanding the dynamic relationship between foot pain and plantar pressure is essential for expectant mothers to prioritize foot health during this unique and transformative period. Seeking guidance from a podiatrist can provide tailored strategies to manage foot discomfort, allowing pregnant women to navigate this remarkable journey with greater comfort and well-being. If you have any type of foot pain, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can offer you additional relief tips.

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 CyFair Family Foot Care. 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 Cypress, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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