Barefoot and pregnant

Saturday, February 18th, 2012 | In Health, Knowledge | Tags: , ,

Barefoot and pregnant
~ Barefoot and pregnant ~

UK’s society of Chiropodists and podiatrist (SCP), a professional organization of registered podiatrists, made a number of announcements on June 15 concerning the do’s and don’ts for healthy feet while pregnant for June’s “Feet for Life” month.

The recommendations of the SCP are based on data from an online survey of 1,000 pregnant or previously (Within two years) pregnant women conducted by One Poll in addition to “fieldwork”.

In the survey, women reported feeling pressure to be stylish and opt for fashion over well-being and ladies while pregnant favored high heels (32%), ballet flats (53%), flip flops (66%) and Ugg boots (30%). Unsurprisingly 70% suffered from foot problem like swollen ankles (37%), swollen feet (45%) and arch and heel pain (16%).

Lorraince Jones, podiatrist and member of the SCP, said “Weight gain and hormonal changes in pregnancy have a huge impact on the body. High heels alter your posture, shorten your calf muscles and place increased pressure on your back and knees”.

SCP urges moms-to-be to wear comfortable, supportive footwear. Choose a heel height of 3cm as this shift your weight a little forward on your feet which can help alleviate discomfort. Select supportive footwear with extra shock absorption, a supportive arch and firm heel, and do not cross your legs when sitting.

Another useful tip is to buy shoes later in the afternoon when your feet are at their largest and make sure there is 1cm between the longest toe and the end of the shoe.

Source Credit: AFP.


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