cracked-heel-during-pregnancyPregnancy is probably one of the best things that women experience in their life but this experience doesn’t come only with happiness. The happiness of pregnancy comes with many small problems that pregnant women face during this period. Most common problems are morning sickness, nausea, back pain, constipation which every woman go through during pregnancy. But there are some problems which some women can face if they do not take care of themselves. Flat feet (over pronation), swollen feet cracked heels are those small problems.

Type of feet problem during pregnancy:

Pregnant women experience many bodily changes and their feet are no exceptions. The most common problems related to feet that pregnant women experiences are

  • Flat feet or over-pronation
  • Swollen feet
  • Heel pain
  • Aching in the ball of foot
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Leg cramping
  • Cracked heel

Causes of cracked feet during pregnancy:

Cracked heel problem is mainly caused by excessive strain on the feet due to increased weight during pregnancy. The heel started splitting as they could not cope up with the pressure applied on them and it resulted in cracked feet. Walking barefoot or not wearing shoes that provide cushion to the heels may increase the problem of cracked heel. Cracked heel is also caused by deficiency of vitamin A, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids.

Cure for cracked heels:

There are many simple tip and home remedies for cracked heels. Soaking heel in warm water for half an hour and then applying moisturizer over it is one of the excellent and simple home remedy. Massaging heels with coconut oil before going to bed is another simple remedy. Foot massage can do wonders for the pain caused by excessive strain during pregnancy.

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hold an engineering degree in chemical but his area of interest is blogging. Ramnivas authors the site where he writes about health and fitness related topics

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overweight and pregnant

Posted on: 30.11.2013 22:21

thanks for these tips

odane birch

Posted on: 28.09.2014 16:41

Thanks for this useful information my wife as always been suffering from crack heels during pregnancy


Posted on: 23.12.2014 04:56

Thanks for sharing some tips. Dry and cold weather also cause cracked heels.

Launch Business in Delhi

Posted on: 26.02.2015 05:58

It was very useful for me. Keep sharing such ideas in the future as well. This was actually what I was looking for, and I am glad to came here! Thanks for sharing the such information with us.


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