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Smelly Feet During Pregnancy

Wednesday, 16 November 2022 00:00

Every pregnant woman knows that bringing a child to term can significantly affect one’s feet. For example, the feet may exhibit increased swelling or pain. Additionally, the woman’s feet may also have increased foot odor. Foot odor, also known as bromodosis, can affect pregnant women because a woman’s feet can increase in size, causing her shoes to fit tightly, which reduces the air flow to the feet. There are a number of things that a pregnant woman might consider doing to mitigate increased foot odor. For example, one might try wearing a kind of moisture-wicking sock. The point of this is to reduce the extent to which moisture accumulates on the feet, as this can also lead to odor. If you are planning on becoming pregnant, it might be a good idea to schedule an appointment with a podiatrist to ensure that you are doing everything you can to keep your feet in good shape.

Pregnant women with swollen feet can be treated with a variety of different methods that are readily available. For more information about other cures for swollen feet during pregnancy, consult with Dr. Edward D. Hutson from Easton, PA. . Our doctor will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

What Foot Problems Can Arise During Pregnancy?

One problem that can occur is overpronation, 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 our offices located in Easton, and Northampton, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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