Caring For Pregnant Feet

It is important to look after your feet when you are pregnant, as they can swell and also change shape and your arch can also become less predominant which in some cases can cause arch pain.

In addition, it can become increasingly harder to reach your feet to cut your toe nails and apply cream to your feet.

It is important to wear good supportive footwear during your pregnancy, and prevent leg swelling by;

  • Avoiding standing for long periods
  • Resting your feet and having them elevated
  • Avoid high heels
  • Avoid tight restrictive clothes and footwear
  • Wear proper fitting footwear
  • Stretch your feet daily
  • Massage your feet, this can be done by putting a golf ball under the foot when sitting and rolling the foot back and forth on the golf ball
  • Take regular breaks
  • Avoid standing for long periods of hard floors
  • Drink lots of fluids, this will help reduce fluid retention
  • Avoid foods high in salts as having a high salt diet can cause fluid retention


If you are suffering from painful feet during your pregnancy or you are unable to reach down to cut your toe nails, don’t hesitate to book in for a Medical Pedicure, to pamper yourself and to feel relaxed and more comfortable.

In addition, our podiatrists will assess your footwear and your feet, and provide information necessary to help make your feet feel comfortable during your pregnancy.


or Call us on 03 8645 9888


Melissa Biedak

Melissa Biedak


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