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Compression socks and the right type of footwear can help relieve achy, swollen feet as well as reduce leg discomfort. Our compression socks improve blood flow and circulation, minimizing swelling and fatigue. The Therapeutic Flip Flops support your arch, ensure weight distribution and reduce foot pain. 

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About Pregnancy Socks For Achy & Swollen Feet

How Do Belly Bandit Socks Help with Achy & Swollen Feet?

It’s very common to get swollen feet and swollen legs in pregnancy due to the increased volume of blood and fluids in your body. Our Compression Socks are designed to improve blood flow & circulation and minimize swelling and fatigue.

Belly Bandit Product Materials For Achy & Swollen Feet

We offer two types of compression socks.

Our Maternity Knee-high Compression Socks help with swollen and achy legs during pregnancy. They have 15-20 mm Hg of compression to improve blood flow & circulation, minimizing swelling and fatigue.

Our Compression Ankle Socks are designed to help reduce swollen ankles during pregnancy. They provide medical-grade compression of 20-30 mm Hg to improve blood flow & circulation, minimizing swelling and fatigue.

Both of these styles have silver-infused fibers woven into the material to help eliminate bacteria and odor.

Top FAQs

Do compression socks help with swollen feet in pregnancy?

Swollen feet in pregnancy are an issue that many women face, and compression socks can provide much-needed comfort. They can also be worn postpartum to address the issue of swollen feet after pregnancy.

Is it safe to wear compression socks during pregnancy?

Yes, but swollen feet can sometimes be a sign of a more serious problem. So, if you’re unsure whether your swelling is normal, we recommend discussing it with your doctor.

When should you start wearing compression socks during pregnancy?

It really depends on when your swelling starts and the severity of the swelling.

Is it normal for your feet to hurt during pregnancy?

There are numerous reasons that your feet can hurt during pregnancy. These range from swollen feet in pregnancy to ailments such as plantar fasciitis. If you’re concerned about foot pain, we recommend discussing it with your healthcare provider.

Why do my feet hurt so bad while pregnant?

There are numerous reasons why pregnancy causes foot pain. For example, hormones such as relaxin can cause the ligaments in your feet to relax, resulting in flat feet. Also, additional weight gain puts stress on your feet and legs that can cause swelling and discomfort.

How do you relieve sore feet during pregnancy?

  • Avoid standing for long periods
  • Elevate your feet
  • Wear supportive shoes
  • Wear compression socks or compression tights
  • Drink plenty of water, increase potassium and decrease your caffeine & sodium intake
  • Rest on your left side to reduce the pressure on your blood vessels and allow more fluid to flow throughout your body

How long does it take for your feet to go back to normal after pregnancy?

After you deliver, your body begins to eliminate fluids gradually. But, in the meantime, it can continue to leak and cause additional swelling in your feet and ankles. Most women find that swelling (edema) gradually resolves over the first postpartum week.

How long do feet stay swollen after birth?

It varies from woman to woman, but most find that postpartum edema begins to ease up in about one week.

How long do feet stay swollen after C-section?

Swelling in the feet post-C-section is very common and usually resolves in one to two weeks.

How do you get rid of swollen feet and ankles after C-section?

Remember, postpartum swelling, and fluid retention is normal! But there are a few things you can do to help treat it:

  • Drink plenty of water, increase potassium and decrease your caffeine & sodium intake
  • Keep moving
  • Don’t stand or sit in one place for too long
  • Elevate your legs and, if comfortable, rotate your ankles
  • Use compression socks or leggings