During pregnancy, there are many changes that occur in your body. Due to these normal physical changes, it is common to experience increased joint and muscle pain. Increased weight puts pressure on the knees and may exacerbate knee pain. Arthritis is a condition in which the joints become inflamed and some women may find their arthritis becomes worse during pregnancy; however, others may experience less severe symptoms.
Joint Pains due to change in Hormones:
During pregnancy, your body releases a relaxin hormone which relaxes or loosens your joints. This makes your pelvis and rib cage more flexible so that they can accommodate your growing uterus. But it also impacts other joints which can actually make you more prone to injury. Your joints will stay loose for 4-8 weeks following delivery.
Joint Pains due to excess weight gain in Pregnancy:
Joint Pain due to Thyroid issue:
Joint pain can be a symptom of hypothyroidism. When caught early, hypothyroidism usually doesn’t cause any complications. A lot of women with hypothyroidism deliver healthy babies every day. We just have to be sure that their levels are checked and that they’re on supplementation throughout the pregnancy.
Ways to overcome Joint Pains:
Along with all these remedies take proper rest and sleep, avoid heels and poor postures. Keeping these remedies in mind one can easily win over the joint pain during pregnancy.