One of our very own staff is pregnant and stated she is experience some new foot pain. This is a perfect time to touch up on why that is. Although a woman's body undergoes many changes while pregnant a big one to understand is how it can alter her base of gait and can possibly shift more of her weight on her heel or balls of her foot.
A sudden weight gain such as in pregnancy can lead to over pronation or flat feet. Flat feet redistributes your weight across your foot and can lead to plantar fasciitis. Additionally, swelling or edema can happen in a pregnant woman's ankles due to increased blood flow after a sudden weight gain.