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A 21-year-old female asked:

im 39 weeks pregnant and my toes started to lock up on me should i be worried?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Probably not: It is most likely from swelling and is causing cramping of the toes.
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 38 years experience
No: Congradulations on having a baby.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Concerned: But not worried. Make sure you are well hydrated. There are a few reasons why this could happen. Try wearing supportive shoes/sneakers. You can step down on the toes apply pressure so that they "release". You may be low in magnesium in the red blood cells, or potassium. Mention it on your next visit to the oby-gyn. If it happens more frequently then don't wait for your next apt call them to tell.

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