For pregnant women, this means that your feet will be or already have undergone changes. As women experience a natural weight gain, they may find that their feet and ankles become swollen. Pregnant feet begin supporting more weight as well as edema causes the feet to fill with fluid and ache. You may need to invest in larger shoe sizes, as “roughly 75 percent of pregnant women experience edema, especially by the time they reach their third trimester.”
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. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.
What foot problems can arise during pregnancy?
One problem that can occur is over-pronation, 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 contact one of our offices located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.