In pregnancy

Expectant mothers often experience swelling of the feet and ankles, which can aggravate existing foot conditions and result in inflammation or irritation. Pregnancy also triggers the release of hormones that enhance loose ligaments, which can contribute to foot strain.

To help overcome these problems, make sure you stay off your feet for several periods during the day. It may also help to elevate the feet and legs when sitting. Don't sit for long periods of time.