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PREGNANCY RELATED

PELVIC GIRDLE PAIN

Pregnancy Related Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is an umbrella term used to describe pain experienced around the pelvic area during and after pregnancy.

Pregnancy hormones can relax your joints, ligaments and muscles whilst the weight you gain in pregnancy and the changes to your posture due to your baby bump can add to the problem. 

PREGNANCY RELATED

PELVIC GIRDLE PAIN

Pregnancy Related Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is an umbrella term used to describe pain experienced around the pelvic area during and after pregnancy.

Pregnancy hormones can relax your joints, ligaments and muscles whilst the weight you gain in pregnancy and the changes to your posture due to your baby bump can add to the problem.

Symptoms can be felt all around the pelvic, hip and lower back area. The pain can be felt in some or all of these areas and it can be in one or both sides. These symptoms can range from annoying to debilitating and is commonly described as being exhausting and very upsetting.

Pelvic Girdle Pain can affect your ability to enjoy your pregnancy, care for your family, work, exercise and take pleasure in social activities as it can greatly affect your quality of life.

Pelvic Girdle Pain in pregnancy is common affecting 1 in 5 pregnant women. But it’s not normal and you don’t have to put up with it. In most cases physiotherapy can relieve pain and help you manage the symptoms so you can enjoy this exciting time of your life as much as possible.

Common symptoms

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    Pain at the front or back of the pelvis

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    Pain in the lower back, buttock, groin or hips

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    Pain when you walk

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    Pain when you sit or stand & when getting in and out of the car

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    Pain when you get dressed

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    Pain ascending and descending stairs

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    Pain when rolling over in bed

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    Difficulty moving your knees apart

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    Increased pain with more activity

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    Clicking or grinding in the pelvic area which you may hear or feel.

Possible causes of pelvic girdle pain

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    Pregnancy & childbirth

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    Hormonal changes during pregnancy

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    Postural changes due to weight gain and baby bump

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    Poor muscular control & support of the pelvic joints

Previous back or pelvic pain

How can we help?

Although there is no cure for Pelvic Girdle Pain in pregnancy, specific physiotherapy can relieve your pain, help you manage your symptoms, prevent it from getting worse and assist in a quicker recovery after birth. Physiotherapy for pelvic girdle pain is safe at any stage during or after your pregnancy. The sooner it is treated, the more likely you are to feel better.

 

With the advantage of a combined skill set of both musculoskeletal and women’s health physiotherapy, Anna Evans at The Salveo Clinic offers a comprehensive physiotherapy assessment and treatment that deals with biomechanical changes that are specific to you.

Please be reassured that you don’t have to live with it or suffer in silence. Help is available at The Salveo Clinic

What to expect

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    A thorough assessment to establish your goals, musculoskeletal requirements and treatment plan

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    A thorough assessment to establish your goals, musculoskeletal requirements and treatment plan

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    Education and advice for changes / modifications to activities

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    Design of a personalised exercise program

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    Advice on using a pelvic support belt to aid in stabilising your pelvis

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    Advice on possibly using elbow crutches

A rehabilitation program following the birth to restore normal posture, muscle length and strength to prevent ongoing pelvic girdle pain

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