Before I got pregnant, I had some joint problems. Sometimes I'd need a cane, but not too often. During the pregnancy, the back and pelvic pain got to the point that I needed a cane full time during the second trimester and I started seeing a physical therapist (not that I could do much, being pregnant :P ).
After the birth, at first I had trouble standing or walking because I was just so weak. After I got past that, I noticed that my joint problems were acting up again- but I figured that was normal. But now it's 6 weeks later and I'm realizing that my joint problems are definitely worse than they used to be, and my hip pain is way worse. It used to be that the pain was centered in my left knee, now the worst pain is in my hips.
I have a referal to the physical therpaist again, I had to stop it after the birth, but I'm wondering if the birth could have messed up my hips/pelvis- and if so, does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do to find out what's wrong?