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I was pregnant w/ twins and gained 60 lbs on my previous 5’4″ 130 lb body. I lost 30 in the first week after I gave birth. I lost 20 more in the next 4 months. I have had recurring ingrown toenails which I never had in my life. The podiatrist said it was because my feet were so swollen, the toenails had nowhere to go. Also, my ligaments stretched. I dont know what to do about the ingrown toenails because I have been to the podiatrist 3 times getting them dug out and they keep coming back . he looked at my shoes and they are OK. I got new shoes since I am in a bigger size after pregnancy. I dont know if I should switch doctors? or do I just deal with this? Is there anything over the counter I can get? or will they just go away? Also, I dont know if its related but I get pins and Needles in my feet after I am sleeping or even just sitting for a while. I step on my feet and it is so painful to walk on them. I dont know if its my feet, or my circulation? The arches of my feet hurt really bad now after I gave birth too. I am not sure what to do about all of this? what kind of doctor to see, or will it just go away?

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  1. : I was pregnant w/ twins and gained 60 lbs on my previous 5’4″ 130 lb body. I lost 30 in the first week after I gave birth. I lost 20 more in the next 4 months. I have had recurring ingrown toenails which I never had in my life. The podiatrist said it was because my feet were so swollen, the toenails had nowhere to go. Also, my ligaments stretched. I dont know what to do about the ingrown toenails because I have been to the podiatrist 3 times getting them dug out and they keep coming back . he looked at my shoes and they are OK. I got new shoes since I am in a bigger size after pregnancy. I dont know if I should switch doctors? or do I just deal with this? Is there anything over the counter I can get? or will they just go away? Also, I dont know if its related but I get pins and Needles in my feet after I am sleeping or even just sitting for a while. I step on my feet and it is so painful to walk on them. I dont know if its my feet, or my circulation? The arches of my feet hurt really bad now after I gave birth too. I am not sure what to do about all of this? what kind of doctor to see, or will it just go away? cialis

  2. Unfortunately, what you describe is something that can occur with and after pregnancy. You may need to have permanent removal of your ingrown nails. You might also need an orthotic as the hormones that are secreted (relaxin) weaken the ligaments. This and the weight gain help cause the other problems. If your foot doctor is not addressing your concerns, see another. Good luck.

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