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The connection between pregnancy and hip pain

The connection between pregnancy and hip pain on: 2021 Apr 05

Jamie Brims Phyiotherapy Consultant in Pelvic Health Pelvic Floor, Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2021   Pregnancy is a remarkable life event that brings all kinds of changes to the human body. Most of these changes are temporary as our bodies grow and shift to accommodate its tiny growing inhabitant. Unfortunately, these natural transitions can be accompanied by discomfort in the low back, pelvis, groin, and hip regions. Hip pain can be common at any stage of pregnancy. It can be aggravated at night while side-sleeping, getting in and out of the car, standing for long periods; or during certain movements like rolling over in bed or going up and down stairs. Many women experience hip pain during pregnancy, and this can be due to several factors: Hormones The body produces a hormone called Relaxin during pregnancy which helps to soften connective tissue (for example ligaments) between the bones and joints in…



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