Postnatal Health



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December 26, 2022

Joint pains after delivery

Joint pains in wrist, knee, tail bone, shoulder, elbows are common after the delivery of your child, Pregnancy affects the body in different ways, fluid retention may cause carpal tunnel syndrome, which causes pain in the finger joints, while carrying a baby with hands, baby's weight can put pressure on the knees and cause knee pain too. The exact cause of the pain could be due to hormonal changes and inflammation in the joints. Postpartum joint pain symptoms may occur during pregnancy or labor and you might continue to experience it for several weeks to months after birth. Some women experience hip pain during pregnancy, also known as pelvic girdle pain, which affects joints in the pelvis. Other conditions that may cause hip pain during postpartum include piriformis syndrome and hyperthyroidism.Some women even experience postpartum arthritis, also called as rheumatoid arthritis after delivery.. This happens when the immune system attacks healthy joint tissue.

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