Foot Pain During Pregnancy – Tips to Prevent!

Foot pain during pregnancy is a common sign and occurs due to an increased growth of the baby, which increases the size of the uterus. Sometimes, it can be really severe and cannot be tolerated. Most women have mild to moderate forms of foot pain during pregnancy. However, you need not worry as there are certain tips to prevent or treat your foot pain during pregnancy.
So, read onto know some of the tips to prevent foot pain during pregnancy.

Foot Pain During Pregnancy – Tips to Prevent!

Here are some of the simple yet effective tips for preventing foot pain during pregnancy:

  • Do not stand for a long periods and avoid walking barefoot for a long time as
    well. Take short breaks and sit down or if possible elevate your both the feet.
  • Loose ligaments, extra weight, and decreased balance – all requires extra support.
    So, all you need to do is wear properly fitted shoes and see The Podiatrist for
    advice on arch supports.
  • Do not even stand still for a long time. Walk for some time and take rest. Walking
    will ensure that it pumps the extra fluid out of your feet and legs. Make sure
    that you rest frequently.
  • You can wear compression stockings that would decrease the swelling. Use knee-high
    stockings that are good. You can also use thigh-high stockings as well. This
    ensures that extra fluid does not collect around your knees or feet.
  • Drink lots of water throughout the day. Avoid the use of salts in your daily food as
    this increases the fluid retention.
  • Swim for some time or take bath; the water applies an outside pressure on the feet
    that has swelling. This helps in reducing the swelling.
  • Another excellent way is to rest on your left side as this decreases the pressure on
    blood vessels, which allows more fluid to move from your legs to the upper
    body.

These are some of the tips to prevent pregnancy foot pain. I hope that if you are pregnant and one among who is suffering from foot pain, then follow the above tips to have a painless and happy pregnancy.

This information does not replace proper medical advice. Please see The Podiatrist if you have any problems.

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About Your feet and podiatry with Caron Orelowitz | Registered Podiatrist - Auckland

Caron Orelowitz was born in Johannesburg and emigrated to New Zealand in 1997. She studied Podiatry at The Witwatersrand Technikon and was in private practice in South Africa for a few years, before setting off to ‘the other side of the world’. Auckland Podiatry. Since 1998 she has been helping people of all ages who have problems with their feet, from the elderly, to sports people, and those who just want some TLC for the feet. At present she has 5 practices (with a satellite Diabetes Practice out West Auckland), owns a children’s shoe shop (Scooters in Remuera), and tries to fit in some exercise when time permits. Caron is an active member of Podiatry New Zealand (NZ), and holds the position of Treasurer for the Auckland Branch, as well as representing the Northern Region on the Executive Council. She is registered under HPCAA (Health Practitioner Competency Assurance Act), and is often seen attending (and organizing) Seminars and workshops. Caron has a special interest in Paediatrics and can often be seen on the floor showing children some exercises. ACC registered Discounts for Super Gold Card Holders, members of Grey Power and Green Prescription participants. www.thepodiatrist.co.nz www.yourfeet.co.nz

Posted on September 17, 2011, in Contact a Podiatrist, What is a Podiatrist, Your feet and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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