Hey ladies :-) Hope everyone is feeling good tonight! I have some severe hip/leg/ (I think its Sciatic) pain going on, which is ESPECIALLY bad when I sleep. I have had this in all my previous pregnancies, just not this early. I don't really know what to do for it.... insurance won't pay for chiropractor or any 'manipulative' care..... it's causing me to lose sleep, and hurts so bad I want to cry:/ Anyone else experience this and have some advice?
Sciatic Pain/Hip Pain
And squats! Do squats, sit in a squat. Squatsquatsquat.
Thanks ladies :-) I ended up going back to the Dr. about it b/c it hurts SO BAD ... anyway, it's a pulled psoas muscle..... and it sucks. They are trying to work with insurance to get some 'manipulative' care covered somehow. So we'll see! Until then, I'm taking it easy, stretching easy, taking tylenol, icing it, etc..... Thanks!
I was hiking, walking, doing some yoga. Mainly hiking and walking.... which really really hurts right now:/ And no, I'm icing my hip..... I am in pain from above my uterus, through my hip, and down my rear. It really really really REALLY sucks :/ I was prescribed a mild muscle relaxer by my OB and I'm really tempted to take it to help with the pain while sleeping.... but I'm nervous too....
Well, if I can get in to see their manipulative therapist (crossing fingers it works with insurance!!!) I have a tentative appt for that on Monday, then I'm sure it will be sooner rather than later. They told me basically to take it really easy and try to let that muscle relax as my pelvis shifts/body shifts due to pregnancy.... but of course if I can get in to the therapist it will be a faster recovery.
How about some epsom salt baths? I was really sore after returning to the gym after vacation (like, REALLY sore) and usually I just would have popped a few ibuprofen to knock down the inflammation but obviously that is a no-no, so I suffered through. My midwife said epsom salt baths are just fine as often as I like... Maybe that would help some too?
I had it early on too (12 weeks) but for me it was due to the SI joint gapping (too loose) as opposed to the classically tight piriformis. What helped me, big time, was an SI belt, which I don't use regularly, and use it to "adjust" myself (tighten it, joint comes back together, I feel better). And once the pain went away, I started to work out (well, once I stopped puking and the pain went away, lol). That seems to be keeping things good. Eliptical and as Beckily says, squats. Just make sure you are out of the acute stage before you actively squat a bunch, because that can make it worse if it's gapping. But great to strengthen and prevent once its not.