In pregnancy

Pregnant women often experience swelling of the feet and ankles, which can lead to pain at the heel, arch, or the ball-of-foot. Many pregnant women may also experience leg cramping and varicose veins due to weight gain.

To help overcome these problems, make sure you keep off your feet for several periods during the day. It may also help to elevate the feet and legs when sitting. On the other hand, it isn’t wise to sit for long periods of time, either.