Foot Pain During Pregnancy

iStock_000026522129MediumAt Triad Foot Center, we encounter patients who experience swelling in the feet during any significant weight gain, such as pregnancy. Foot pain during pregnancy is a common condition for those expecting.

Due to the natural weight gain that occurs during pregnancy, a woman’s center of gravity is completely altered. This causes a new weight-bearing stance and added pressure to the feet. Common foot problems due to weight gain during pregnancy are pain in the heel, arch, or the ball-of-foot, swelling, leg cramping, and varicose veins.

Similar symptoms may appear for any form of significant weight gain in men or women. Patients may notice this in the way their shoes fit. They may get tighter on the feet and begin to cut off circulation, which can cause more serious problems. Elevating your feet will decrease the swelling that occurs in your feet and ankles. Wearing supportive shoes with cushioning or a custom made orthotic will help you keep your balance and decrease pain in your feet. If foot pain persists after rest and elevation, we recommend that you make an appointment so we can rule out any other possible conditions.

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