If you’re pregnant, your feet may be the last thing on your mind. But at Benenati Foot & Ankle Care Centers, we know that the additional strain put on your feet may result in foot pain or discomfort. Taking proper care of your legs, ankles, and feet
Swelling—during pregnancy the fluids in your body will greatly increase. After a long day of standing or walking, it’s not unusual to have swollen feet and ankles. This swelling—officially known as edema—can be painful and uncomfortable. Putting your feet up as often as possible can help reduce swelling, and so can
Ingrown Toenails—hormones released during pregnancy whose job it is to relax the ligaments leading the birth canal can also work on your feet, causing them to spread and enlarge.
Arch Pain—as your weight increases, so does the pressure on the arch of your foot. Many pregnant women begin to experience the symptoms typically associated with flat feet. This can include arch and heel pain. Our podiatrists may prescribe custom orthotics and/or stretching exercises to help alleviate these symptoms.
If you have other problems with your feet during pregnancy, don’t hesitate to contact us.