Morning guys! This is something I’ve been wanting to blog about for quite some time now. It’s kind of a weird subject but I want to write about it in case anyone else out there is googling it right now trying to find answers like I was a few months ago. Basically I want to talk about postpartum foot pain. I had no idea that was even a thing until I started experiencing it! I didn’t have it with my daughter Molly, but after I had my son Riley, I started getting terrible foot pain. It usually started a few hours after I’d wake up. I would only be on my feet for 10 minutes and it would feel like I was on my feet for 8 hours.
When I first noticed the pain I immediately started doing research online. The majority of what I’ve read said that women who experience foot pain after pregnancy usually feel it first thing in the morning when getting out of bed. But that wasn’t the case with me. I honestly didn’t feel it when I got out of bed and instead I would feel it after a few hours of the day went by. So to be completely honest with you guys, I haven’t really found anything in my research online about women who experience postpartum foot pain a few hours into the day. So that’s another big reason I wanted to write this. I couldn’t find anything about it online so I want other women who are experiencing this who Google “postpartum foot pain” to hopefully find my blog and get some sort information.
The reason I’m hoping those women find this blog post is because I want them to know that it went away for me! It lasted until Riley was about 4 months old. But those four months were very worrying to me! I remember thinking at multiple points that I should go to an orthopedic shoe store and buy orthopedic shoes. And no offense to people who wear those shoes, but they’re really not cute! Like not cute at all! At least not any of the pairs that I found. So I was getting a little down thinking that I was going to have to wear orthopedic shoes for the rest of my life. Truly the pain got so bad at one point that it made me worried that I would never be able to wear heels again! Is that the worst problem in the world? Well no. Of course it’s not. But you guys know that I like to wear heels sometimes and get dressed up. And I just would’ve been bummed out to not be able to do that anymore. But again, there are a lot worse things in the world. My point is, the thought of having to wear orthopedic shoes for the rest of my life at only 34 year old just didn’t feel right to me. And luckily, the pain did eventually go away so I’m right back in my heels! Ha! Well, comfy ones some of the time. Let’s face it, I’m a flats girl.
Anyway, I also wanted to share what helped me with the foot pain. Or at least I think I did. While I was googling things that could help with postpartum foot pain, I came across something that said taking vitamin D and calcium can help your joints and therefore help with the pain. You have to take vitamin D and calcium together because your body won’t absorb vitamin D without the calcium. So I thought I might as well give it a try since I would have nothing to lose. And honestly, within a week of taking those supplements my foot pain started to get better. And within a few weeks it was pretty much gone. Coincidence? Maybe. I don’t really know. But if any of you out there reading this are experiencing the same foot pain, it’s worth trying. But I’m not a doctor so definitely consult with your OB/GYN before trying it yourself.
I guess it hasn’t completely gone away. I still feel like my feet hurt after standing for a while and they didn’t in the past, but I also think that could be a part of getting older. For the most part, I am pain free. Just some aches here and there.
Well, I wanted to write this in hopes that it helps someone out there who experienced or is experiencing the same thing that I did. This blog post certainly won’t pertain to everyone reading it right now, but even if it helps just one person, I’m happy I wrote it. Thanks for reading guys! Love ya!
P.S. My dress in these pics is 40% off right now. Just thought I’d let ya know!