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pregnancy feet Relaxing Blamed for Changing Foot Size in PregnancyResearch has shown that pregnant women taking the time to relax and not be on their feet too much can actually cause flat feet problems and changes in feet size.

According to theAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation published in Iowa, when women are pregnant and not on their feet as much, the size of their feet become bigger and in some unusual cases do not revert back to their original size after the birth of their child.

The research stated that the prolonged carrying of all the extra pounds presses on the arches and spreads the bones of the feet. In the completed research 34 of the subjects were found to have wider and longer feet due to extra hormones that occur during pregnancy. Fortunately, the research has shown that the changes in a woman’s feet usually occur only with their first child and not with another.

If you believe you suffer from foot problems as a result of swollen feet from pregnancy, it is best to seek a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein will evaluate your condition and provide appropriate treatment options for your feet.  

What foot problems arise during pregnancy?

One problem that can occur is over-pronation, 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 to keep feet healthy during pregnancy?

· Orthotics can provide extra support for your feet and helps to evenly distribute weight
· Try not to walk barefoot whenever possible
· Wear shoes with good arch support and allow good circulation
· 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 contact one of our offices which are located in San Leandro, Pleasanton and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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