Ankle and Feet Issues and Care Tips: A Podiatry Blog

Understanding How Pregnancy Can Impact Your Foot Health

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Back pain and nausea are commonly associated with pregnancy, but are you aware of how pregnancy can impact the health of your feet? The increasing weight of your bump and changes to your centre of gravity can put too much strain on your feet, particularly toward the end of your pregnancy. Your body also releases a hormone called relaxin during pregnancy, which softens the ligaments throughout your body. When the ligaments in your feet soften, you lose some of the supporting structure that normally keeps your feet healthy, and they may spread out in response to this lack of support.…

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