Back before I found out I was pregnant, I suffered with shin splints really badly and was referred to orthopedics. I only had that appointment today (at 18wks) My specialist watched me walk and examined my legs and feet. Then told me about the footwear I should be wearing.
Apparently while pregnant, fully flat shoes are bad for you (I was flabbergasted! all i wear is ballerina type shoes or trainers) apparently the best shoes to wear are the shoes with small wedge heels to give u a slight elevation as this distributes the excess weight better.
Anyways, I found out that I have 1 leg longer than the other by an inch and walk by rocking on my feet rather than how u should walk, so i have to wear insoles to correct my bone posture and alignment. I feel sorry for baby as ive got this and my partner had an offset hip deformity at birth, poor little mite doesnt stand a chance lol.
Anyways, i thought id share knowledge wealth. flat flat shoes are a no-no in pregnancy from foot doctor herself ha! I'm in shock....