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    What causes severe pain in the foot during pregnancy?

Posted on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 in Pregnancy
Question: I am five months pregnant (19 weeks). My current weight is 51kgs and i started my pregnancy with 43kgs. Now, i have severe feet pain. Can't stand for a long time. Please suggest how can i get rid of feet pain or atleast cure it to some extent.
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 43 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Start with calcium and D3 supplements.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.

The pain in the feet can be due to increased body weight or due to calcium or vitamin D3 deficiency. A blood test can help in confirming this. You need to give some rest to your feet. Keep the feet elevated on a stool while sitting and put a pillow below your knees while resting to avoid any swelling.
Do start taking a mild pain killer like acetaminophen and calcium and vitamin D3 supplements after getting the levels checked. Soaking the feet in XXXXXXX warm water and a light foot massage will also help.

Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.

Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal 57 minutes later
Thankyou for your suggestions, i am currently talking calcium supplements and also doing some home remedies like soaking feet in XXXXXXX warm water, using pillow below knees. It is getting little better. Would like to know if compression stockings for feet will help in getting rid/controlling the pain to some extent.
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Compression stockings will help.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing again.
Compression stockings will also help in increasing the blood drainage from the feet. You can add Vitamin D3 supplements also.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
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