Pregnant women living with swollen feet should not worry over having difficulty easing their condition, as there are various treatments available that are easily accessible and will help reduce swelling. One of the main causes of swollen feet in pregnant women is salt buildup in the body. To control salt buildup, pregnant women should drink at least 7-8 glasses of water each day. Further reduce swelling by soaking the feet in either salt water or a solution of water and either peppermint or eucalyptus oil. Foot massages help increase blood circulation and blood flow in the feet, as does making sure to keep the feet elevated.
Pregnant women with swollen feet can be treated with a variety of different methods that are readily available. For more information about other cures for swollen feet, speak to one of our podiatrists at Foot HealthCare Associates. Our doctors will assist you with all of your foot and ankle concerns and answer any of your related questions.
What foot problems can arise during pregnancy?
One problem that can occur is over-pronation, which occurs when the arch of the foot flattens and tends to roll inward. This can cause pain and discomfort in your heels while you’re walking or even just standing up, trying to support your baby.
Another problem is edema, or swelling in the extremities. This often affects the feet during pregnancy, but tends to occur in the later stages.
How can I keep my feet healthy during pregnancy?
- Wearing orthotics can provide extra support for the feet and help distribute weight evenly
- Minimize the amount of time spent walking barefoot
- Wear shoes with good arch support
- Wear shoes that allow for good circulation to the feet
- Elevate feet if you experience swelling
- Massage your feet
- Get regular, light exercise, such as walking, to promote blood circulation to the feet
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Michigan. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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