Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)
Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is pain that you might feel in the back of the pelvis (near the sacroiliac (SI) joints or buttocks) or at the front of the pelvis (symphysis pubis or pubic bone). This pain might shoot down your groin or thigh and is common during pregnancy (definitely not limited to!) Hormone and posture changes during pregnancy can increase the likelihood of PGP during pregnancy and it may worsen with a growing belly! If you’ve had PGP then you’re more likely to have it again during or after pregnancy. The good news is pain and function can be managed well with physical therapy manual techniques, prescriptive exercise and posture management!