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Hi I am 26 weeks pregnant. My legs pain severely from hip to toe specially at night due to which i am unable to sleep. What can I do to minimise it?



Hi,You have swelling, tenderness, redness, or warmth in the leg. The pain doesn't go away. You have trouble walking. You think you need to take calcium supplements.

Hip pain during the second or third trimester may be caused by sciatica. This condition occurs when the growing uterus presses against the sciatic nerve. The pain can shoot down your lower back, hip, and back of the leg. The good news is this kind of pain will often resolve itself once your baby is born.

Support your back and leg with pillows, soak you legs in warm water , use hot water bag , try gentle massage. Use comfortable pillow below your hip when u sit. In case the pain doesn't reduce you can consult your doctor for medication


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