Pregnant women need to observe good foot health to prevent pain and discomfort. Since the body undergoes changes and acquires a new weight-bearing stance, women should wear shoes with broad-based heels that provide support and absorb shock. Additional body weight also calls for more support, to prevent foot "breakdown."

The expectant mother often experiences more than ordinary swelling of her feet and ankles, which can aggravate existing foot conditions and promote inflammation or irritation. Pregnancy also triggers the release of hormones that enhance loose ligaments, which can contribute to foot strain. To help overcome these problems, allow time each day to stay off your feet. Elevate the feet and legs when you are sitting to help prevent and reduce swelling. Don't sit for long periods of time. If problems do develop, please contact our office.


Stephen T. Frascone, D.P.M.    Matthew P. Hansen, D.P.M.   
Laura M. LaMar, D.P.M.    Jonathan M. King, D.P.M.   
Ryan J. Rogers, D.P.M.    Zeeshan S. Husain, D.P.M.
Elaine G. Grant, D.P.M.
 
Chesterfield • 586.725.3444
Clinton Township • 586.228.1370
Fort Gratiot • 810.989.7712
East China Township • 810.326.3590
Shelby Township 586-991-8760
Rochester 248.651.0162

Contact a PODIATRIST
in any of our offices: