Pelvic Instability

Pelvic Instability of Pelvic Girdle pain describes pregnancy related pain. During pregnancy a hormone called "relaxin" circulates in the boy and softens ligaments. This loosening is a normal process but unfortunately in some women the natural loosening process causes pain

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Pelvic Instability

Pain can come from any one of the three pelvic gidle joints, namely the sacro-iliac joints (joints between the base of the spine to the tailbone and pelvis).
Symptoms can be felt in:

  • around the sacro-iliac joints, the pain feels like it is deep under the buttock muscles
  • through the groin to the right and / or left ,
  • public symphesis pain can be felt right in the middle at the front it may be extremely tender, sometimes pain refers down the inner or backs of the thighs but not below the knee

Pelvic Instability

  • Standing up after sitting for a while, especially if sitting in a soft, less supportive chair
  • Rolling over in bed
  • Going up and down stairs
  • Getting in and out of the car
  • Activity which puts weight through one leg e.g. pushing an item out of the way with one leg = carrying a toddler for prolonged periods on one hip during subsequent pregnancies

Treatment and management options

Your Physiotherapist will assess and correct pregnancy posture. As your centre of gravity changes and your tummy expands, goods posture is a key to managing pain. You will be taught how to activate the pelvic floor with lower abdominals to support the joints of the pelvis and prevent pain, getting this right is VITAL. Pilates can be performed throughout your pregnancy and we have Physiotherpaists trained specifically to help you right through your pregnancy and beyond

Whatever stage you’re at, we’re ready to help.

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