Pregnancy and knee pain go hand in hand in the maternal world. Some women experience such pain to where they do not feel comfortable even walking, and may require bed rest for the remainder of their pregnancy. It is important to note that if you are experiencing knee pains, this is fairly common and can range from a mild disturbance to excruciating discomfort.
Breathe; you do not have to be immobile due to your knee pain with the help of Dr. Irvine.
Dr. Irvine recommends:
- A low-impact exercise to help strengthen your quads to help support your knees.
- Getting off your feet more to take the pressure from your knees. Any additional weight gained during pregnancy can have an affect on your knees, so taking a few sessions to prop your feet up whenever possible will help ease & possibly prevent further pain.
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is the safest pain pain reliever for women who are pregnant. Try to avoid aspirin or ibuprofen which can lead to developmental problems for your baby.
- Consider purchasing a knee brace to help relieve the knee pain. A knee brace will assist in supporting your other ligaments and tendons.
Should you have any concerns, please call the Missouri Orthopedic office at 314-567-5850.