A lot of changes take place in your body when you become pregnant; these changes affect you physically, mentally and emotionally in the form of weight gains, hormonal imbalances and sleepless nights.
The body also undergoes changes due to the excess weight carried during the different stages of pregnancy; you can expect a number of postural changes such as an increased curve in the spine, flattening of the foot arch and improper movement of the hips and knees.
When combined with the extra weight, it can make pregnant women vulnerable to soft tissue injuries or foot conditions that can change the way they walk.
You’ll feel much lighter on your feet, without the additional weight to slow you down. You can expect any foot swelling to gradually disappear, but you might still find yourself wearing shoes that are bigger than your normal size.
It is highly advisable to avoid wearing tight or high-heeled shoes that can increase stress on your feet as they recover.
The increase in heel height can impact the mobility and function of the feet in multiple ways. As there is greater distribution of weight on the forefoot, the pressure on the ball of the foot increases.
At the same time, the range of motion in the ankle is limited because of the heel height which reduces support from the heels. This creates instability and increases the risk of ankle injuries.
Most high-heeled shoes have a narrow toe box, which compresses the toes.
As there is already excessive pressure on the toes and the ball of the foot, women who regularly wear narrow, high-heeled shoes are more likely to develop foot structure problems like bunions than women who wear flat shoes.
They are also exposed to conditions like metatarsalgia, Morton’s Neuroma, and hammertoes.
Comfortable shoes with plenty of space for the toes should work better to help in the even distribution of weight and reduce any inflammation in the feet.
Most people are unaware of the long-term effect of flat arches developed during pregnancy. With feet acting as the main foundation for the whole body, any changes in foot structure start showing up in different parts of your body.
Since you can still have a flatfoot posture after pregnancy, this impacts the structural makeup of the lower body and places you at a higher risk for foot conditions as well as pain in anywhere the lower body, especially the lower back.
One good way of treating structural imbalances is to invest in a pair of MASS4D® Insoles that support your feet and promote proper foot movement.
An advantage of using MASS4D® Insoles is that optimal support is provided to the feet. For example, you’ll find yourself being able to move easily without much foot pain, as the insoles work to even out the distribution of pressure from the ground up.This is why MASS4D® Insoles are often recommended for the treatment of pain in the arch, heel or toes – the most common types of foot pain experienced by people with foot posture problems.
For example, in the case of plantar fasciitis, the plantar fascia ligament gets inflamed as a result of the foot flattening on to the ground; with flat arches, the plantar fascia is stretched beyond its normal capacity.
People often wonder if there’s a cure for flat feet. While it is tempting to seek out a permanent solution for the condition, it helps to know which treatment is the most effective in getting results.
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