3 Common Pregnancy-Related Foot And Leg Problems

During pregnancy, your body can undergo a number of changes. For instance, it is not uncommon to experience leg and foot problems, such as swelling, during pregnancy. Here are some of the most common issues that can be experienced and what you can do about them.  Swelling/Edema Your pregnancy sparks a need for additional oxygen and nutrients, which is delivered to your growing baby. It is because of this that your body's blood volume will increase, which can lead to swelling in the legs and feet. [Read More]

What You Should Know About Your Feet During Pregnancy

When you're pregnant, you have a lot of changes going on in your body. One of the areas that can change dramatically are your feet. During and after they bear the additional weight of a pregnancy, they can definitely change and grow. Plus, hormonal changes can lead to swelling and pain as you near your due date. But what's to be expected? Swelling is Normal About three-quarters of pregnant women experience at least some swelling in their feet and ankles beginning in the middle to end of the second trimester. [Read More]

3 Things You Need To Know About Foot Drop

Foot drop is a type of gait abnormality that can make it hard for you to walk. Here are three things you need to know about this foot problem. What are the symptoms of foot drop? If you have foot drop, you'll find it hard to lift the front of your foot. Usually, only one foot is affected, but both of your feet can experience foot drop. When you walk, your toes and the ball of your foot may drag on the ground. [Read More]

When Your Child Has an Ingrown Toenail: Treatment Steps

Does your little one have redness and tenderness around his or her toenail? Does it look like the toenail is becoming buried in skin on one or both sides? Chances are, your child has an ingrown toenail. Follow the steps below to treat this condition properly. Step 1: Evaluate the severity. You can usually attempt to treat mildly ingrown toenails at home, but if your child has any of the following symptoms, you'll want to call a podiatrist or physician. [Read More]