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<p>With all the baking and running around for Xmas last week the lovely hip pain I had with my last pregnancy has returned.  I have always thought it was some type of sciatica but I don't feel any pain in my lower back or even shooting down my leg.  just have this intense pain that radiates into my left butt cheek and into the side of my hip.  I think I am favoring that side and maybe that is causing some of this.  Anyways, anyone else who can offer advice, it would be appreciated.  I've been doing the "pidgeon" yoga stretch and am scheduled to go to my chiropractor tomorrow.  The pain goes away after I get off my feet for a while, I'm fine in the morning, but slowly creeps back and is intense by supper/bed time.</p>
 

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<p>Sorry to hear that, it sounds painful!</p>
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<p>I had similar pain myself, and visits to the chiropractor (which it sounds like you're already doing) did help a ton. Also, my chiropractor asked me to start sleeping with a firm and large pillow between my knees (I like to sleep on my side). It really helped keep the pain away after getting adjusted by her. Otherwise, when I sleep, my knee on my top leg ends up on the mattress next to my other knee, kind of torquing my pelvis in a weird way. Maybe trying that pillow trip will help a little? Hope you get to feeling better!</p>
 

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<p>Thanks!  Tomorrow will be my first chiro visit since beign preggo so I'm hoping it will help.  I'll look at that book and try the pillow.</p>
 

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<p>Sounds like your sacroiliac joint.  Usually there is something jammed up on the opposite side that causes the side you feel the pain on to compensate.  Dont you work from home at a computer based job?  Those postures are notorious for creating SI Joint Dysfunction especially in pregnancy.</p>
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<p>Dunno that Id do the pidgeon pose.... stretches often feel like they help at first but actually excaberate the problem.  You have to focus more on strengthening the core muscles normally.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.lower-back-pain-answers.com/sacroiliac-joint-dysfunction.html" target="_blank">http://www.lower-back-pain-answers.com/sacroiliac-joint-dysfunction.html</a></p>
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<p>definitely sounds like your SI joint.  i get that same pain with every pregnancy.  the chiro should really help!</p>
 

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<p>MamaChef- than you so much for all of those links.  Yes, I work in computers so I'm at a desk a good portion of the day. </p>
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<p>I went to the chiro today.  My hips are sort of uneven, definitely not in line so they worked on that and in releasing a lot of knots in my back and neck.  After a fair bit of reading, I think one of the first things I plan to do is get an ergonomic kneeling chair.  I had read on spinningbabies.com that that was a good idea to encourage an optimal fetal position but I think it will help by taking a lot of pressure off of my hips.  I go back to the chiro next week so between that, change of chair and sleeping with pillow between my legs - I'm hoping it alleviates some of the pain.</p>
 

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<p>Last pg I had some bad SI joint pain later on and it was actually my acupuncturist who cured it in one session.  This time I started to feel it in the first tri and while the chiro has helped, it is always short term.  I haven't had a chance to get acupuncture in the past month, but I think I will if t gets bad again.  Definitely sleep with a firm pillow between your legs and maybe sit on an exercise ball at the computer?  Yoga is fantastic but as someone else said, stretching can sometimes make it worse so take it easy and do a full yoga session, not just poses aimed at your hip.  The thing that has helped me the most this pg to keep SI pain away has been strength training.  And if you have a child you are carrying in your arms a lot- switch sides! ( I always carry DS on the left)</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>penstamon</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1287939/one-sided-hip-buttock-pain#post_16150170"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p> The thing that has helped me the most this pg to keep SI pain away has been strength training.</p>
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<br><br><p>I really really think strength training is the ticket.  I thought I posted this but I see that it didnt show up</p>
<p><a href="http://www.runnerspace.com/video.php?do=view&member_id=325&video_id=8190" target="_blank">http://www.runnerspace.com/video.php?do=view&member_id=325&video_id=8190</a></p>
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<p>This is a fantastic routine for strengthening the glutes and hips to hold everything in place and you dont need any special equipment.. plus after you do it a few times it's really easy for the preggo brain to remember.</p>
 

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<p>I am totally having this. I have always had issues with my left hip slipping out of place and I've been doing chiro for years, which has always helped. Now my adjustment lasts about a day. I have trouble sleeping with a pillow between my legs, even though it makes my back hurt way less. I am going to check out some of those exercises though, as I need to do something to strengthen my legs now that I'm not walking the miles to school every day. </p>
 

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<p>mamachef - i have/am having ongoing hip/tailbone issues. I am excited to incorporate these strengthening exercise. I can already tell they will help me.  thanks!!!!!</p>
 

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<p>I know this is kind of an old thread, but I've had lots of issues with this too.  My hips were uneven pre-pregnancy, which I resolved through a chiropractor.  A doula friend of mine recommended strength training for the core, and swimming, especially on my side.  This has helped immensely.  I still go to the chiro every so often too, and I try to sit on my birth ball at home.  Hope you're feeling better by now!</p>
 

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<p>sparrowsocks- thanks for the reply.  The constant hip pain has subsided somewhat but will come back if I overdue it.  I am due back at the chiro this week.  I wish I had a place to swim.  I was preggo for my other two children during the summer so it wasn't too difficult.  To find a convenient heated pool is impossible right now.  I'm sure that would help a ton.  Going to try and do my exercise dvd a few times this week.</p>
 
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