07 Apr Osteitis Pubis
Osteitis Pubis is an inflammation of the pubic bones.
The pelvic girdle is made up of bones which form a ring like structure. The bones meet in front and form a fused joint called symphysis pubis. During pregnancy, hormones relax the ligaments and soften the joint. As a result, the pubic bones rub against each other causing sever pain when the patient walk,climbing stairs, rising from a seated position or turning over in bed. The pain may affect the groin or the inner side of the thigh. There may be weakness and difficulty in moving about. The patient ususally walk with a waddling gait.
A special support belt may be required to relieve pressure from the weight of the growing baby. The pain usually subsides weeks after the delivery.