pregnancy is one of the happiest moments of a woman's life, unless until unplanned or unexpected.....
Bones are one of the most commonly affected organs of the body during pregnancy.
Next musculoskeletal organs to be most commonly affected are tendons and ligaments.
1.Excess relaxin causes altered healing of damaged ligaments and tendons , leading to softer and more pliable ligaments which are prone to injury. 2.Muscles, tendons become weak and its normal regeneration by fibrosis is slowed down by relaxin.
in short pregnant women and immediate post pregnancy women are prone to injuries due to soft and pliable ligaments and tendons.
They may suffer from:-
how to prevent?
1.adequate protein intake and vitamin c intake is essential during and after pregnancy.
2.during pregnancy all strenuous exercises such as jumping, running should be avoided.
what to do if pain occurs?
take rest, ice pack, take lots of lemon( for vitamin c) and protein.
analgesics such as paracetamol helps.
consult your doctor before taking any medicine during pregnancy, as it may harm your baby).
what else should you do?
If nothing helps consult orthopedic surgeon.
we rarely do surgery for them.
usually these condition are self limiting and heal on its own when the babies age is 1 year.