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Feet and pregnancy - how to care for them?

Pregnancy is an amazing period in every woman's life. Many changes take place in the body and body. Often underestimated and disregarded are those occurring in the feet.


Why do feet change during pregnancy?


Feet during pregnancy undergo changes due to hormonal and physical changes in the body. Hormones affect the ligaments, causing them to loosen, which can lead to changes in the biomechanics of the feet. In addition, increased body strain and fluid retention causes swelling in the feet and can lead to discomfort, pain and skin lesions.


What problems can occur with the feet?

- Most often, swelling occurs in the feet, which results from fluid retention in the body. It can be especially severe at the end of the day or at high temperatures.

- Joints and ligaments in the feet can loosen, leading to greater susceptibility to injury and sprains.

- Often the size of the foot increases, especially in the first pregnancy.

- The skin can be dry, which results in roughness and cracking of the heels.

- Due to increased body weight and loosening of the joints, corns and corns appear.

- A greater load on the body can also cause varicose veins.


How to take care of feet during pregnancy?


Monitor the condition of your feet as they are more prone to problems. Go to a podiatrist who will assess their condition, identify irregularities and propose appropriate solutions.

If you experience pain and discomfort, contact your podiatrist. A specialist will help to alleviate the pain.

Due to increased body weight, ingrown nails. The specialist will properly shorten the nail plates, minimizing the risk of ingrowth, and in the event of a problem, he will properly prepare them and apply preparations, dressings and relief.

In the event of nail or foot skin mycosis, the podiatrist will recommend appropriate preparations and provide tips on foot hygiene.

If you have calluses, corns, calluses, cracking heels on your feet, go to a podiatrist as soon as possible. He will remove skin lesions and recommend appropriate prophylaxis.

If you have any doubts about proper foot care, see a podiatrist. It also has an educational role. A specialist will provide information and advice on proper foot care.


Do not forget about the health of your feet in this special period of your life!


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