spd or pelvic girdle pain?
The PT specialist Ive been goin to is awesome. He basically has you lie down to see which bone has shifted where. once he determines that, he ask you to push back against him in what he comically refers to as wrestling moves, basically with youre help and his weight he slides your bones back into proper position. Im not gonna lie its not very comfortable and for about 2 days afterwards you wish you had never seen a pt, but then you start noticing the pain is diminishing. You still have to be very careful as to what you can do, as we have the hormone relaxen right now which causes our pelvises to be unstable. me: I cant go up or down steps, I still have to sit to put on pants, and basically be concieous of how I move, but it is so worth it to be pain free. Can even have sex now as long as I am careful getting into position.lol. Best of luck ladies!!!!
I have pubic symphysis pain and also this pain on the lower sides and sometimes across the bottom of my belly... feels like my belly is so heavy the muscles/ligaments cramp up. Its painful! My midwife said it was spasm and told me to take more magnesium, but I'm taking A LOT of calcium and magnesium at this point and still can't stand up for (no joke) more than 1-2 mins or I'll be in pain and have to lay down for a good long time. I've been so hungry because I can't even stand up to get food. I lay down all day and I've got 3 kids running around the house unattended.
Just thought I would put it out there if anyone was interested
I wish that I would have had the extra cash to see a Webster certified chiro- my pubic bone and hips have ACHED for the past month, it would have been so nice. Since I had to pay for acupuncture, I could afford to do both... :/ Oh well. Once baby is here on Friday, hopefully that pain will have subsided. :)
The pain will likely not subside completely right away... it takes up to 6 months for the relaxin to return to normal and the ligaments to tighten back up. I know my hips are always sore for a month or two after the baby is born just like they are during pregnancy. Esp if I lay on one side or sit in one position too long while nursing.
JNajla can't imagine what the incision must feel like.....ouch.
If by chance you can get your hands on some St. Johnswort oil, I tell you it works wonders on the hips and other similar pain. My tailbone was killing me and I rubbed the oil on before bed. Woke up with no more pain! Been using it since then :)
I only offer this advice because I had an infection after my 1st and 2nd section and am trying my hardest to avoid it this time. I would also say, your abdomen is probably hurting the most. I was in serious pain for at least a week and even since then I have burning pain at the site with certain movements or turning over in bed etc.
I hope your SPD heals up soon
Thanks Tenk! So far I've just let soapy water run over the incision. It's healing very fast. It honestly doesn't hurt much- getting around good, taking baby for walks already. What really hurts is my feet. I have the worst edema that I've ever seen in my feet and legs. It's tight and hard, can't fit into shoes. It's actually weeping in some places. I'm told that it will be gone in a week.
Glad you're healing well, JNajla. The legs sound painful; have you tried compression stockings?