Dealing with Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy
Tight hamstrings and bum muscles, common preggo muscle restrictions even for the fit, can also contribute to creating a constant pull or what we nerds call passive strain over the joint (as opposed to active strain caused by a muscle contraction pulling against the joint). So keeping those muscles the right length might also provide some relief from pull over that joint.
Symmetrical exercises of the lower body are a good move to prevent any shearing forces over that joint—squats instead of lunges, for example. Symmetrical movements can also help common trouble spots, like rolling in bed like a log, and then moving legs together off the side of the bed and pushing up off your elbow may help with your bed-related symptoms. Keeping your legs together as you get out of the car will ease the discomfort with that transition.
A big thanks to Julie for taking the time to shed some light on this type of pain. If you’re suffering, you can find a physical therapist in your area to help keep the pain in check until the big day arrives. Or, if you’re like me, tough it out and relish the good days!
Have you ever seen a physical therapist to help you out with pain or injury? Did it help? —Erin