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Foot Changes with Pregnancy

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Many women will experience foot changes with pregnancy.  This is related to natural weight gain and hormonal changes leading to the relaxation of ligaments.  In combination this can lead to more pressure on the foot, causing heel pain/plantar fasciitis as well as a lowering of the arch and increased length to the foot.  In addition, swelling and cramping of the legs is very common during pregnancy as well.

Important preventative measures include calf stretches, over the counter arch supports, and compression stockings to control the swelling.  Regular walking and low-impact exercise is also important for overall health and reduction in lower extremity swelling.  Make sure you get started on the right foot, if you are experience foot pain during pregnancy, make an appointment with one of our physicians at

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