Postpartum Pain in Leg, Neck, Back | After Delivery Joint Pain Relief

Question:

I have pain in my neck, back and in my both legs also I cannot walk for more than ten minutes I cannot work properly last 7 years after I gave birth to my daughter.

Answer:

Postpartum Care

There are several causes to pain in joints, neck, back and hips after delivery.

  • Firstly, after delivery, the hormonal changes in the body cause various ligaments and muscles to relax which results in pain and inability to do work.
  • Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue syndrome (CFS) also causes body pain after delivery. The symptoms include body ache, disturbed sleep, headache, dizziness, abdominal and pelvic pain, tingling numbness in extremities, etc.
  • Clinical evidence has suggested that women suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis, show symptomatic relief during pregnancy which often returns back after delivery.
  • As many as 10 % women suffer from thyroid disorder after pregnancy, which is also attributed to body pain
  • Deficiency of Vitamin D or Calcium can also manifest in this form, which is enhanced especially after a delivery

Management of Chronic Joint Pain:

  • Diet rich in calcium is recommended. Include green leafy vegetables, eggs, soy, milk and milk products in your diet. Calcium and Vitamin D supplements will also help
  • Stretching and muscle strengthening exercises will prove highly beneficial.
    Do simple exercises as stretches, crunches, side swings, etc.
  • Physiotherapy will be beneficial in the form of electrical stimulation, ultrasound,etc
  • Hot fomentation should also prove beneficial

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