What can I do about foot pain during pregnancy?

Foot pain during pregnancyUnfortunately, foot pain during pregnancy is very common because of the extra weight on your lower limbs and certain hormones that relax ligaments throughout your body. The good news is that you can do plenty to relieve this discomfort. Make sure you wear shoes that have arch support and cushioning under your soles to handle the extra pressure. You might need to get slightly larger footwear, too. As various ligaments relax, the extra weight can flatten out your foot, making it slightly longer and wider.

When your feet swell, prop them up so they are at least parallel to the ground. Although it seems contradictory, drink plenty of fluids. Being dehydrated makes swelling much worse. Avoid wearing socks or shoes that squeeze or restrict your circulation. Little exercises that improve circulation can help as well. Exercise is also a remedy for cramping feet. If you’re struggling with foot pain during pregnancy, know you can get help. Podiatry Associates, P.C. in Parker, Cherry Creek, and Castle Pines, CO, wants to make sure you stay comfortable throughout your pregnancy. Use our online forms or call (303) 805-5156 to reach us for an appointment.

Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC