Pubic Pain During Pregnancy

What is my pubic bone exactly? Your pubic bone, or pubic symphysis, is found on the front side of your pelvis where the two sides connect.  They connect to form a cartilage joint: the symphysis pubis. This joint is responsible for keeping the two bones of the pelvis together and stable during physical activity.  ThereContinue reading “Pubic Pain During Pregnancy”

Hip Pain During Pregnancy

It can be typical to experience joint pain during pregnancy, but that doesn’t mean you have to just “deal with it”.  Hip pain can occur during pregnancy, and may be managed with physical therapy and implementing a Home Exercise Program.   There are a few possible causes of hip pain during pregnancy to consider.  We’ll addressContinue reading “Hip Pain During Pregnancy”

Low Back Pain During Pregnancy

Prevalence: It is estimated that approximately 50% of pregnant women will experience some kind of low back pain during their pregnancy, or during the postpartum period.  Of those that experience low back pain, only about 50% of them will seek advice from a healthcare professional; with only 70% of those women actually receiving treatment. Causes:Continue reading “Low Back Pain During Pregnancy”

Pregnancy: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is it?   The carpal tunnel is a small space located at the wrist.  It is formed by wrist (carpal) bones and a ligament which creates the roof of the “tunnel”.  There are many structures that travel through this tunnel, including various tendons and most importantly, the median nerve.  Nerves are responsible for the motorContinue reading “Pregnancy: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome”