Swollen Feet during Pregnancy

45022211 L Footstretch Feet Toes Tip ToesWith all the changes that your body is growing through to grow a baby in your belly, a most noticeable one will be edema. The swelling becomes more obvious at or around 20 weeks into your pregnancy, when your hands, breasts, butt, calves, ankles, and feet begin to swell. Uncomfortably, it will show at least a little bit in the beginning but will last until…

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Most of the time, we associate Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HMFD) with babies and young children. However, this viral infection can spread to older children, teens, and adults as well. Because it is spread via droplets, it is usually spread through coughing, sneezing, other bodily fluids, and even stool. Parents can get it while changing a diaper! The most apparent symptoms are fever, sore…

Teenage Foot Pain

For growing children and teenagers, an often-overlooked issue is foot pain. However, what you may not realize is that foot health is very important to overall growth and development. Foot and ankle issues that are left untreated during teenage years can cause other issues down the line. So you might be concerned that as many as 60% of teenagers live with some kind of foot…