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I had this around 17 weeks, primarily on the right side and could barely walk. I wore a si-loc hip belt I found on amazon 24/7, did some core strengthening, went to chiro and acupuncture, and it eased up and went away completely after a couple weeks. 37 weeks now and so thankful for just regular general aches and pains. I remember sobbing to my husband terrified that the pain wouldn't go away! I'm so sorry and I hope yours resolves soon!
Edit to add link to the belt: OPTP SI-LOC Support Belt - Small/Medium (670) - Low Back and Pelvic Pain Relief [link]
I wanted to follow up on this. I received this SI belt yesterday. I've been wearing it a lot and I know it hasn't been a long time, but it really feels like it helps. When I wear it I feel like I'm walking normally for the first time in years. Everything just feels so much more stable
That's exactly where I feel my SPD pain as well! I don't have some of the associated symptoms with sciatica, which is why they think it's SPD vs sciatica. My pain is worst at night when turning over and after walking too much...is that what you find as well? The like inner hip to butt pain is not where the pain typically manifests which had my drs confused for a bit.
Right now I go to physical therapy and wear two support belts. A si loc support belt and a belly support belt from babies r us. The si loc belt can be tightened really well to cinch the hips together and helps with walking. I still avoid walking a lot, stairs, and sit to put on pants/underwear and sometimes have my husband help.
I go to physical therapy for it right now, and I would recommend you do as well!
My physical therapist had me buy this support belt.
It did wonders for me! It goes under the belly and you can tighten it to fit (I got the large/xL version but linked to the small/medium). The ability to tighten it is what makes it sooooo much better than the normal maternity belts I've seen on the market. I wear another more traditional maternity belt on top of it as well to support my belly.
I've been wearing both for about a week and I've noticed a significant improvement, that I'm sure is helped by the daily exercises I've been given by my physical therapist and the weekly therapy session.
Another important thing to do is just keep your knees together as much as possible and try to move both legs together when possible. Obviously you cant do that when walking, so limit walking and avoid stairs at all costs. Also try to have your SO help you in to bed to get your legs up together (though I realize they can't do that all the time), and sit down to put on shoes, pants, socks etc.