Our tips for taking care of your feet during pregnancy: Swollen feet, tendonitis, ingrown toenails … these little hassles can spoil the life of a pregnant woman. To know how to pamper your feet during pregnancy, follow the advice of our expert podiatrist.
Pregnancy: Your feet change
As your pregnancy progresses, your feet are strained. They will have to support a body mass much larger than usual, which is no small matter. This is why tendinitis is also more common in pregnant women.
During pregnancy, it is not uncommon to also retain water, even edema. In this case, your feet may swell, and you can take up to one size!
Another change: depending on your weight gain, your feet are moving further and further to help keep you balanced. The arch of your back is accentuated,
Getting pregnant: the right reflexes
In early pregnancy, a little check-up at a pedicure-podiatrist is recommended if you have problems with corns or ingrown toenails. In late pregnancy, you will find it increasingly difficult to cut your nails on your own. To keep feet impeccable, do not hesitate to make an appointment.
If you have to walk long distances, prefer running sneakers to classic sneakers. They have a heel at the back that allows unwinding the step correctly, thus relieving the back.
Think of getting a moisturizer for your feet; a little daily massage will do you the greatest product. Take advantage of it to put your man to work!
A little trick if your skin becomes very sensitive to the slightest external aggression: wear your socks upside down to avoid painful rubbing of the seams on the already fragile skin.
From the 6th and 7th month, your weight gain can accentuate problems of feet before your pregnancy (flat feet, hollow feet …). In this case, it is better to wait for the birth of your baby to see your podiatrist if the wearing of orthopedic soles is necessary.