Pregnancy and gait: From foot pain to fall prevention

Pregnancy and gait: From foot pain to fall prevention

Researchers are investigating how changes during pregnancy may affect the lower extremities in the long term, as well as ways to treat and prevent these issues.

Researchers are investigating how changes during pregnancy may affect the lower extremities in the long term, as well as ways to treat and prevent these issues.

Women’s bodies obviously undergo a lot of changes during pregnancy, including musculoskeletal alterations that affect gait and the lower extremities. Researchers have examined these changes, such as a widened and slowed gait, and interventions that can help improve balance and reduce the risk of falls during pregnancy. However, more recent studies have also considered how lower extremity musculoskeletal changes during pregnancy may continue to affect women after pregnancy.

Source: Ler Magazine

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