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Pregnancy and Foot Discoloration

When a pregnant woman brings a baby to term, her feet might undergo different and significant changes. For example, during a woman’s pregnancy, she might experience increased swelling in the feet, larger feet, and achy sensations in the feet. One often overlooked symptom of pregnancy is discoloration in the feet. Discoloration is another word for the alteration of color in human skin. Interestingly, discoloration in the skin is a common symptom that some women experience during pregnancy. The feet are certainly no exception to this phenomenon. Specifically, some pregnant women may notice that the soles of their feet have become more red. If you are pregnant or are planning to be, consider contacting a podiatrist today who will help you maintain the health of your feet throughout your pregnancy.

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 during pregnancy, consult with Ronald Pieroni, DPM from Bolingbrook Foot and Ankle Center. Our doctor will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

What Foot Problems Can Arise During Pregnancy?

One problem that can occur is overpronation, 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 our office located in Bolingbrook, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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