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Aching feet - 3 months postpartum

Does anyone experience aching feet without even doing anything? I gave birth in April and during that first month, my feet felt as if I ran marathons everyday. The pain is not as much now but still ache especially if I haven't moved them in a while. I feel like I've been working on my feet all day and they are sore. Anyone else have this problem? Any cures? When does it go away?

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Asked by mschanng at 5:36 AM on Jul. 4, 2009 in Health

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  • mine did that until about 8 weeks PP, they were horribly swollen also (it only happened with my third child, the first two I didn't have any problems). I tried to keep my legs elevated as much as possible, and when they hurt really bad (especially on the bottom) I would fill my dishpan with hot water and put some marbles in it. I would soak my feet, rolling them over the marbles, and it helped immensely. I also used aspirin and drank alot of water with lemon in it to get the swelling down. Hope this helps!

    Answer by plylerjones at 7:57 AM on Jul. 4, 2009

  • I also did this after my 3rd and 4th babies and it continued on after the 4th. Once I lost my weight I never had any more problem. Not sure the connection, but losing the weight def. improved the pain. It was like when I woke up in the morning and put my feet on the floor, just to walk to the bathroom, my feet hurt like I had walked on gravel all the day before. As I walked, it would subside. But I began to dread getting up first thing in the morning.

    Anyway, losing weight took care of it for me. I know, b/c I added pounds on last year and it started again. So once it was off, I didn't feel the foot pain.

    Answer by lifeasinoit at 11:36 AM on Jul. 4, 2009

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