Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is reportedly experienced by 20% of all pregnant women. Fortunately, in the majority of women, the pain does resolve in the postnatal period. PGP may occur around the joints at the back of the pelvis (these are the sacroiliac joints, or SIJs), and/or around the joint at the front of the pelvis (the symphysis pubis).
A new baby in the family is a time of great change, especially if it is your first. It is a steep learning curve for most, as families adapt to the new addition; sleep is interrupted, there are nappies to be changed, extra washing to be done, all whilst getting to know your little bundle.
A Rectus Abdominis Diastasis is a separation of the rectus abdominis muscles, which run vertically down the centre of the trunk. During pregnancy, as the baby grows, the abdomen expands and the muscles are stretched. For many women, the rectus abdominis muscles will separate at the midline as the tissue connecting the two muscle bellies stretches and widens to allow for the expanding abdomen. The extent of separation will vary amongst women, as will the location along the midline, although generally the greatest amount of separation is around the navel.
Usually the bladder, uterus and lower portion of the bowel are well supported in the pelvis. However, if there is a lack of support in the surrounding tissues, one or more of these organs may descend into the vagina, which is known as a Pelvic Organ Prolapse, or simply a Prolapse.
Around your hip joint there are many muscles that help to provide the joint with stability. Imbalances between the gluteal muscles and another muscle called tensor fascia lata commonly leads to the inflammation of fluid filled sacs (bursa). When the bursa becomes inflamed it can be extremely painful.
Osteitis Pubis has unfortunately become a much more common injury in Sports People, especially in the late teenage years. Whilst there are often a number of causes, there is usually a significant element of Bone Stress Reaction.
Osteitis Pubis or pubic bone stress injury is a condition that predominantly affects the sporting population and can be severely limiting. Where the superior rami of the pelvis connect there is a cartilaginous joint called the pubic symphysis. It is at this site where symptoms of osteitis pubis typically present, however pain can refer to the hip, inner thigh and lower back.
Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) occurs when the neck of the femur (the top part of the femur, just below the head) butts up against the acetabular rim, and can be caused by two types of impingement.
Groin injuries frequently occur in sports involving twisting and turning. There are a number of muscles and tendons in the groin area as well as other structures, which can cause groin injuries. Hence, all groin pain is not the same and not treated the same.
Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) occurs when the neck of the femur (the top part of the femur, just below the head) butts up against the acetabular rim, and can be caused by two types of impingement. CAM impingement occurs when there is a structural abnormality of the femur, with excess bone at the femur head-neck junction.
Even though pain at the back of thigh can be due to the Sciatic nerve, the reality is that pain in this area is often due to a number of other causes such as pain directly from your back, muscle strain of the glutes or hamstrings and even trigger points or muscle tension.