Symphysis pubis dysfunction occurs when the ligaments that keep your pelvic bone aligned during pregnancy become too relaxed and stretchy before labor occurs. This can cause the pelvic joint to become unstable which results in pelvic pain.
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This condition isn't hazardous to your kid, but it could cause you a lot of discomfort and sometimes it could limit your mobility.
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The most common symptom of SPD is walking difficulties and excruciating discomfort in your pelvic area although it can sometimes extend to the upper thighs and perineum in some women. It can be triggered by activities like walking and conducting weight-bearing activities, especially those that require lifting one leg, such as climbing stairs, getting dressed, getting in and out of a car, or simply turning over in bed.
Here are ways to treat SPD during pregnancy
1 You are advised to stay away from triggers as much as possible, to get dressed, sit down and avoid excessive lifting and pushing.
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2 Apply an ice pack or a heating pad to the pubic bone
If you're going to use a heating pad, don't leave it on for more than 10 minutes at a time, as this can increase your baby's temperature.
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Make sure you're doing your Kegels and pelvic tilts because this exercise helps to strengthen the pelvic muscles.
4 Consider getting some physical therapy
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Manual therapy can be used by a physiotherapist to check that the joints in your pelvis, spine, and hips are moving normally. They'll also be able to provide you with workouts to strengthen your pelvic floor, back, stomach, and hips muscles.
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