Clearly, there are many changes that are brought about when women become pregnant. Most people do not consider the impact that pregnancy may have on their feet. Pregnancy is hard enough as it is, can you imagine going through it without being able to walk?
Most problems can be largely attributed to the significant and sudden weight gain that occurs during pregnancy. This increases the stress on the feet and alters their biomechanical function. This results in changes in the way that you stand and walk.
The weight gain is inevitable, so it is important to be prepared to accommodate it as much as possible. Adequate preparation will often prevent serious foot related conditions during pregnancy. With all that is going on during this special time the last thing you would want to have is debilitating foot pain.
We suggest you visit us throughout the term of your pregnancy so we can
ensure that your feet are as healthy and comfortable as possible.
Some of the most common complaint & conditions our patients experience are:
There are two major problems; over-pronation and swelling. Over-pronation is a biomechanical condition that will often lead to debilitation pain and may cause; plantar fasciitis, heel pain, arch pain, altered biomechanics, etc. Increased swelling can lead to more than just tight shoes, it can cause; varicose veins, circulation problems, nerve impingement, overall pain, etc. These two problems, over-pronation & swelling, will generally lead to a myriad of foot related pathologies.
Tips for Dealing with Over-Pronation During Pregnancy:
Tips for Dealing with Edema (Swelling) During Pregnancy:
Please contact our office to book an appointment for an assessment and a customized management plan to ensure your feet are healthy and comfortable during your pregnancy!