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Pregnancy related musculoskeletal problems

Our women’s health physiotherapists are experienced in treating pregnancy related musculoskeletal conditions including:

Pelvic girdle pain (PGP, previously known as SPD)

Pelvic girdle pain (PGP, previously known as SPD) – during pregnancy pain/discomfort can be experienced in the joints of the pelvis causing difficulty with normal daily activity. Click on the link below for more information and advice.

Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy A4 PDF (cht.nhs.uk)

Low back pain

Low back pain – this can be common in pregnancy due to an altered posture and the extra weight being carried with your baby. Click on the link below for more information and advice.

 

Sciatica

Sciatica – is pain coming from the sciatic nerve being irritated. Click on the link below for more information and advice.

Sciatica A4 PDF (cht.nhs.uk)

Thoracic and rib flare pain

Thoracic and rib flare pain – this is common in the 2nd and 3rd trimester and is due to the baby growing and pressing against your rib cage. Click on the link below for more information and advice.

Coccyx pain

Coccyx pain – as your baby grows it can press on the coccyx (the bone at the bottom of your spine) causing pain and discomfort. Click on the link below for more information and advice.

Diastasis rectus abdominis (DRAM also known as split recti)

Diastasis rectus abdominis (DRAM also known as split recti) – the abdominal muscles can sometimes split due to the stretch put on them as baby grows. Click on the link below for more information and advice.

Divarication of Rectus Abdominis Muscles DRAM A4 PDF (cht.nhs.uk)

De Quervain’s syndrome

De Quervain’s syndrome - is an inflammation of the sheath or tunnel that surrounds two tendons that control the movement of the thumb. Click on the link below for more information and advice.

What is De Quervains Disease PDF (cht.nhs.uk)

Carpal tunnel syndrome during/after Pregnancy

Carpal tunnel syndrome during/after Pregnancy - is a painful hand and arm condition caused by compression of a nerve in your wrist. Pregnancy can make you more prone to carpal tunnel syndrome because all the extra fluid you retain can put pressure on that nerve.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome during and after Pregnancy A4 PDF (cht.nhs.uk)

Continence Issues

Continence Issues – you may experience bladder/bowel leakage during pregnancy. Click on the link below for more information and advice.

Bladder and Bowel Incontinence | POGP (thepogp.co.uk)

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