Pregnancy Foot Care Treatment in Sugar Land, TX
Common Questions About Women’s Foot Care
Throughout Sugar Land, TX pregnant women count on Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists for treatment for their foot problems during pregnancy. Pregnant women undergo a lot of bodily changes, and their feet are certainly no exception. At Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists, we take the time to meet with our patients and answer any questions they may have. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff care about your health and wellbeing. When you choose us, we will provide you with a treatment plan to alleviate pain and swelling. Contact our team today to schedule your appointment.
Will, My Feet Get Bigger?
Your feet are made up of a variety of bones, ligaments, and muscles, and during pregnancy, these ligaments and muscles become more relaxed. With additional weight gain due to the pregnancy, your feet will become wider and stretch out the tendons and joints to accommodate. There is a difference between your feet growing and becoming swollen. If your feet are growing, they will remain the same size throughout the day. If your feet are swollen, you will notice them get larger as the day goes on. However, your body is resilient, and your feet will likely return to their pre-pregnancy size.
Are Swollen Feet a Sign of a More Serious Problem?
For many women, swollen feet are a normal part of pregnancy. Some may even notice a 5% increase in the size of their feet because of swelling. In the majority of cases, swollen feet are not an indication of a more serious problem. However, sudden or excessive swelling accompanied by other symptoms such as headaches, nausea, vomiting, vision changes, infrequent urination, or abdominal pain, may be signs of a more serious issue. You should consult with your doctor immediately.
Will My Feet Go Back to Normal?
In most cases, yes. Your feet will return to their pre-pregnancy size. However, it’s important to remember that every pregnancy is different, and you may find that you require a slightly bigger shoe size.
How Can I Ease the Pain and Swelling?
There are a couple of steps pregnant women can take to help reduce the pain and swelling they may feel. At Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists, we recommend:
- Drinking Lots of Water
- Elevating Your Feet
- Wearing Waist-High Compression Stockings
- Reducing Sodium Intake
- Wearing Comfortable Shoes
How Can I Pamper My Feet While Pregnant?
There are several ways you can pamper your feet. Ask your partner for a foot massage or to rub lotion on your skin. A massage will help reduce swelling and relieve pain. You can also soak your feet in the tub. One of the most important things you can do is keep your feet elevated so that blood and fluids return to your heart.
What Foot Problems Can Arise During Pregnancy?
During pregnancy, your feet undergo changes that may or may not be permanent. Aside from swelling and your feet getting larger, you may develop flat feet. Flat feet are when the natural arch of your foot flattens out, which may be caused by the loss of elasticity in the feet. Luckily, there are orthopedic shoes designed specifically for those with flat feet. During pregnancy, you may be more susceptible to ingrown toenails as the shape of your feet changes. If you have any issues or concerns about your feet during pregnancy, the experts at Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists can help.
We’re Here to Answer All Pregnancy Foot Care Questions
At Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists, we pride ourselves on being the area’s premier foot and ankle specialist. Our team of medical professionals, led by Dr. Lee, has access to the latest technology to help provide you with effective and accurate treatment. For more than a decade, we have treated hundreds of patients throughout our two convenient locations. Schedule your appointment today to get relief for your pregnancy foot swelling.
Why Choose Us?
- Personal Service
- Friendly Staff
- More Than a Decade of Service
- Latest Technology Used To Serve Patients
- In-House Diagnostics
- 2 Convenient Locations
- Doctor With Great Bedside Manner
- Takes The Time To Explain Things
- Board Certified In Foot Surgery & In Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Surgery