Pregnancy comes with a lot of changes in your life. The things you can eat, the things you can do, the position you sleep in all change as your little one grows in your belly. The body also experiences changes in hormone levels, fluid retention, and bone hardiness. All of these things happen to accommodate the birthing process and prepare you for life with a baby.
These changes sound pretty uncomfortable, don’t they? The areas that are particularly affected by this are the feet and ankles. Pregnant women can experience heel pain such as in plantar fasciitis, reduced sensitivity in the feet and ankles due to swelling, and ankle strain (Achilles Tendonitis).
You can find relief by taking a bath or even just a foot soak with Epsom salt to relieve pain and reduce swelling. The warm water can relieve tightness and ankle or foot strain. A foot massages can help relieve tension too. Your feet are working harder to carry the extra weight and need some pampering. Have your partner give you a foot rub or roll a small ball under your feet to massage tight spots. If available to you, foot rubs at a pre-natal massage center can, of course, be beneficial as well.
If you have any Foot Pain while being pregnant, please call Houston’s Foot Doc Sherman Nagler at 713.529.1010