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Hip pain, any advice? :-(

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duckyisback Mon 12-Sep-16 19:53:58

I am currently pregnant with dc3. With dc2 I had spd, this was manageable but got quite bad at some point towards the end. As I was being induced early I never bothered getting any help with it.

This time it started around 20 weeks and has gradually been getting worse. I am now 30 weeks pg.

For three days I have also got a new pain, it feels deep in my left hip and only came on while walking down the stairs on the first day, then it came on at the end of the day when weight baring, now it's just constant. Today it also feels like it's shooting down to my knee, still only in my left leg.

I had physio today for the spd and asked about it but the physio person just brushed it off and said my only option is this belt, which I have and/or crutches. I couldn't have crutches as it would be impossible with ds in his pushchair.

I had sciatica with dc2 so didn't know if it was that, but I don't remember it being this bad.

Can anyone give me any advice? sad anyone had something similar?

polkydot Mon 12-Sep-16 19:58:22

I have SPD/PGD and my main pain is in my right hip and down that leg, caused by my sacro-iliac crest separating at the back of my pelvis. Same treatment/advice as for SPD unfortunately.

acsec Mon 12-Sep-16 20:02:28

My midwife advised me to get a support belt for bump which has helped a lot as it's taken some of the pressure off my hip. DH found one on Amazon for £14 and it's really good.

duckyisback Mon 12-Sep-16 20:05:02

Polky is it a sharp pain? My spd was never this sharp before.

Acsec, I was told about them, do you have a link? The ones I found were all £30 upwards. Does it completely relieve it?

acsec Mon 12-Sep-16 20:06:45

Pressed send too early.

Is your belt like this? belt I think they offer more support.

Also, baby has moved a bit and seems to be off my hip so much, so fingers crossed your baby moves

panad317 Mon 12-Sep-16 20:11:23

I had SPD with my first where all the pain was on the symphysis pubis. This time I have PGP and all the pain is in my hips and I have sciatica too. Starting in the middle of my left bum cheek and down my leg. I had physio and she gave me a tubigrip to wear over bump and bum. It does take most of the pressure off the pelvis but I can't wear it to bed where it's most painful. I'm due on Sunday though so I know it will go. See your GP and ask for tubigrip

acsec Mon 12-Sep-16 20:12:09

Sorry my typing is bonkers tonight- the keypads gone crazy.

I tried to say I have this belt

But the one in the other post might offer more support

Mybeardeddragonjustdied2016 Mon 12-Sep-16 20:15:47

Have you tried a TENS machine? Loaned one for free from the midwife. Absolutely fab with sciatica - even managed camping at 32 weeks wearing it!!

polkydot Mon 12-Sep-16 20:20:27

I do get sharp pain, sometimes so that I feel like I'm stuck in position and can't move because it's just too painful. I also have a continuous pain/ache that worsens depending on activity etc.
I have a tubi-grip from the Physio and also a serola support belt which she recommended -
It definitely helps, but the pain is still always there.

duckyisback Mon 12-Sep-16 20:28:44

Polky is it a sharp pain? My spd was never this sharp before.

Acsec, I was told about them, do you have a link? The ones I found were all £30 upwards. Does it completely relieve it?

duckyisback Mon 12-Sep-16 20:34:17

Acsec no it's like one of them knee supports, like a long tube. He said they don't provide the belts any more. Would you recommend that one?

Panad, I think that's the name of the stuff he gave me, like a tube thing. Maybe pgp then instead. He told me you have to wear it so it sits under your bump though hmm

Mybeard, I have no idea what a tens machine is grin isn't it one of them things with sticky pads? Will look into them.

Sorry for the re post, my phone froze! I just was stood in the shower for ages as the water stops it hurting.

acsec Mon 12-Sep-16 21:45:06

The one I've got is the Amazon one and it works well for me. I'm 37wks but my bump isn't very big (I'm carrying quite far back). It didn't come with any instructions so I had to youtube how to wear it.

The ebay one might give more support if your bump is bigger.

Moggysinger Tue 13-Sep-16 10:09:52

This is not spd advice as I don't have that, but I do get hip pain at night, so just practical advice on what works for me. I'm pretty sure I get hip pain because our mattress isn't supportive enough. When I stay at my mums I notice the difference after a night sleeping on her luxury thick mattress! But with everything else for the baby we can't afford a new one right now.
When I went camping at 29 weeks I slept on a single air mattress and it was heavenly. I'm now 32 weeks and if things get really unbearable I will be getting that out again to sleep on. It's just a cheap pump up on, not even that thick so it can go on top of a bed. Just might help alleviate some of the pain. Good luck, hope you get it sorted.

Bellabelloo Tue 13-Sep-16 10:59:42

I had awful pain in my hip, could hardly walk and it was agony getting in and out of the car/in and out of bed etc. My physio suggested acupuncture. I was very dubious, but it worked!! Immediately! It now just feels slightly bruised, but I can walk and swim again pain-free.

duckyisback Tue 13-Sep-16 14:09:31

Moggy, I sleep on an air bed, I wasn't sure if that was making it worse.

Bella, have had acupuncture years ago and loved it! Will look into it! smile

SumAndSubstance Thu 15-Sep-16 19:23:29

I had this very badly with DS. The physio was useless - just told me to do pelvic floor exercises. After he was born, it never went away and I went to an osteopath who sorted me out. He said if I'd gone to an osteopath while pregnant, it wouldn't have got as bad as it did. Might be worth looking into?

duckyisback Thu 15-Sep-16 19:33:04

Oh god sounds scary sum. Will look into it too.

The bad pain has been very on and off so I'm not sure if it's just where she lying hmm it's bad again now, I just had to come down the stairs on my bum and was in a lot of pain still!

SumAndSubstance Fri 16-Sep-16 12:39:37

Well, hopefully yours won't be as bad as my story (didn't mean to scare you!), but it definitely might be worth checking out!

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