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By gary@midiabeticfootcenter.com
May 23, 2013
Category: Foot Care

Celebrity Kim Kardashian shared a photo of her feet after wearing designer heels for the day. “Swollen feet or a new Givenchy tattoo?” the celebrity joked in the caption of her picture. Kardashian, who is pregnant, enjoyed a date night with Kanye West while speaking of her swollen feet. Swollen feet are a common occurrence in pregnant women, and not even celebrities such as Kardashian are invulnerable to the symptoms.

It is important that pregnant women care for their feet. 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. Andrew H. Cohen of Mid-Michigan Foot and Ankle Center. Dr. Glubo will evaluate your condition and provide appropriate treatment options for your feet. 

What foot problems can 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 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 one of our offices located in Saginaw, MI and Essexville, MI.  We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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