5 Best Pelvic Girdle Pain Exercises

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Best Pelvic Girdle Pain Exercises

Best Pelvic Girdle Pain Exercises

I want to share with you the best pelvic girdle pain exercises to help with pain relief. As always, please seek help from your Physical Therapist or health care professional.

You don't have to accept pelvic girdle pain as a part of your pregnancy. But did you know that it's so common that 25% of pregnant women will suffer from some kind of PGP through their pregnancy. We call this pregnancy-related PGP.

And approximately 7-10% of cases can continue with pain after childbirth.

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Pelvic Girdle Pain Exercises Video

Will Pelvic Girdle Pain affect my baby or my labour?

While it may impact on you, it will not affect your baby in any way.

Will my pain persist after childbirth?

PGP can be managed throughout your pregnancy and most PGP recovers completely after childbirth. However, approximately 7-10% of cases can continue with pain. This is when you should book in an appointment with your physical therapists or physiotherapist.

What is Pelvic Girdle Pain?

Pelvic Girdle Pain (or PGP) refers to pain around the pelvis, usually focusing at your two sacroiliac joints, groin and your pubic symphysis. The pain can often refer down your legs into your thighs and also into your lower back.

Pelvic Pain Pregnancy

If you experience pelvic pain in pregnancy then please seek medical help. Your physical therapist will be able to help you with your pelvic girdle pain (PGP) or symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD).

Pelvic Pain at Night in Pregnancy

Many women find their pelvic pain is worse at night when pregnant. This reason for this may be due to the fact that your buttock muscles (main stabilisers for your pelvis) are less active at night-time as they are in a resting position. The pain may also be attributed to your sleeping position as your joints may be in a more vulnerable position.

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What About Groin Pain in Pregnancy

If you experience groin pain while pregnant, you are not alone! Unfortunately it may become more intense as you enter the late stages of your pregnancy. Ligament pain and vaginal issues are common causes of groin pain during pregnancy.

Have you heard of Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction?

The pubic symphysis is a joint that sits between the left and right pubic bones.

When pregnant, the ligaments and muscles that support the joint relax and stretch to accommodate the growing uterus and fetus.

This causes the pubic symphysis to become unstable which can result in symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD).

As a result you may experience the following:

  1. sharp, shooting pains in the vagina, perineum, or rectum.
  2. clicking in the hips or pelvis.
  3. muscle spasms
  4. shooting pains in the pelvic area.
  5. pain that radiates from one part of the pelvic area to another.
  6. electric shock-like sensations in the vagina or groin area.

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