Pregnancy and how it affects your feet!

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.

There are many ways to treat these problems, such as orthotics.  If you or anyone you know has experinced foot pain due to pregnancy visit us at Gentle Touch Foot Care. A podiatrist is the only person that is trained in a specialized field in medicine for anything concerning the lower extremity, foot and ankle, that’s why it is important for you to visit your podiatrist if there are any problems concerning your feet. If there you have any other questions feel free to contact Dr. Theall’s and Dr. Saleh’s Gentle Touch Foot Care office for all your foot and ankle needs and concerns at 973 673 – 3668.