Friday, December 18, 2009

Expecting Foot Pain

Pregnancy con trigger foot pain. Natural weight gain and the alterations of a woman's center of gravity create added pressure on the knees and feet. The result may be pain at the arch, the heel, or the ball of the foot. For someone who is experiencing these pregnancy-related foot issues, there are numerous steps that can be taken to alleviate the discomfort. Elevating the feet as often as possible, wearing seamless socks that do not constrict circulation, and taking regular breaks to stretch the legs are recommended. Exercising regularly, drinking plenty of water, and eating a diet low in sodium help prevent fluid retention. If the swelling is not similar in both feet, a podiatrist should be consulted immediately.

Just as you put your prenatal care in the hands of a specialist, so should you entrust your hard-working feet to a specialist- a highly trained, specially skilled podiatrist. It's time to pay attention to what your feet are trying to tell you when each step is more painful than the one before. Don't ignore foot problems, whether cause by pregnancy, injuries, diseases, or inherited conditions. Call us instead at our state-of-the-art footcare facility.

HINT: Wear footwear that fits properly during pregnancy. Since feet will probably change side during pregnancy, have them measured.

As Seen in the Sun City, Surprise, and Sun City West Independent Newspapers.

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