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Pelvic instability - Painful pelvic girdle in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19521584     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Pelvic instability is a term describing a group of conditions causing pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy. Although a common problem in pregnancy, it is easily overlooked and sometimes dismissed as 'normal' by primary care professionals. OBJECTIVE: This article outlines the clinical features, diagnosis and management of pelvic instability in pregnancy. DISCUSSION: General practitioners are in an ideal position to diagnose pelvic instability, implement treatment, and refer for further care to a physiotherapist with an interest in women's health. Use of a supportive belt or taping, appropriate analgesia, core stability and pelvic floor exercises, and avoiding heavy lifting and activities that exacerbate the pain are the mainstays of treatment.
David A Mitchell; Danielle M Esler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian family physician     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0300-8495     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Fam Physician     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-12     Completed Date:  2009-07-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326701     Medline TA:  Aust Fam Physician     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  409-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Baker IDI, Cairns, Queensland.
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MeSH Terms
Joint Instability / physiopathology,  therapy*
Orthotic Devices
Pelvic Pain / physiopathology,  therapy*
Physical Therapy Modalities
Pregnancy Complications / physiopathology,  therapy*
Sacroiliac Joint / physiopathology

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