Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14, 2017! Let’s take a few moments to discuss women’s foot care. Many moms tend to do all the caretaking and in the process neglect themselves, especially their foot problems! By knowing which conditions your mom- or any other women in your life might be experiencing, you can determine how to best help.
Due to physical activity, improper shoe gear, and pregnancy, there are many conditions that we see often in our female patients (of course we see them in men as well!). These conditions can really affect your feet- some changes may include:
1.Plantar fasciitis: Increased pressure and activity can cause inflammation and tiny tears in the plantar fascia. This can cause a sharp stabbing pain in the heel region. Many women who lead active lifestyles can experience this condition. Why not try Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment (EPAT)? It is FDA approved to treat acute or chronic muscle and tendon pain by stimulating blood circulation and accelerating the healing process.
2.Collapsing arches: The extra weight gain in pregnancy can cause additional pressure on your lower extremities, this can lead to collapse of your arches and then your feet may overpronate (excessive rotation of the feet). This can become a source of ankle, knee, hip and even low back pain! We can fabricate custom orthotics to provide arch support and pain relief.
3.Toe deformities such as bunions and hammertoes which can be treated both conservatively and with surgery. Come into any of our office locations for a surgical consultation.
4.Swelling: can accompany pregnancy (can occur in absence of pregnancy as well!) in which your body produces excess fluid and blood which can accumulate and pool in the feet and ankle.
If you should have concerns with regards to any of these issues, in the spirit of Mother’s Day, or just for your mother’s sacrifices bring her to any of our offices to have her feet and ankles examined at the following locations below:
We are more than happy to provide a professional diagnosis and create a customized treatment plan to relieve pain and restore foot function!
Have a very Happy Mother’s Day from the Advanced Podiatry Family!