Pelvic Girdle Pain

Pelvic Girdle Pain is the name given to the intense pain felt around the hips and pelvis.





As many as 20% of pregnant women may experience pelvic girdle pain during their pregnancy. This pain can affect the front of the pelvis, lower back, inner thigh, abdomen, buttocks, and vagina. For some women, the pain may be severe enough to impede their mobility. If you are experiencing pelvic girdle pain, know that you are not alone and that there are ways to find relief.

Pelvic girdle pain is unfortunately a common occurrence during pregnancy and post-birth. It can be very intense during labour, and lasts for some time afterwards.

The symptoms are:

  • Hip pain and swollen hip joints
  • Difficulty standing or sitting down
  • Stooped or hunched back while standing
  • Restricted hip movement resulting in shuffling or waddling while walking
  • Clicking in the hip joints (this is audible sometimes)
  • Severe pain while climbing stairs
  • Pain during sexual intercourse

There are a variety of potential causes for pelvic girdle pain, though the root cause is often unclear. However, there are certain factors that may contribute to or exacerbate the condition, such as a history of lower back pain or having experienced pelvic girdle pain during a previous pregnancy. Additionally, other conditions or circumstances may also play a role, such as:

  • The increasing weight of the baby
  • An increase in the hormone ‘relaxin’ that result in unstable hip joints
  • Loosening of upper back and hamstring muscles leading to postural changes
  • Poor muscle function even before pregnancy
  • Changes in the centre of gravity
  • Previous pelvic trauma

At Kalp Health Care, our wise and empathetic professionals take a transparent and innovative approach to ensure you receive the highest quality care, personalized to your unique health journey.

  • Comprehensive Assessment: Our expert professionals conduct a thorough assessment, which includes:
    • Patient Symptom Evaluation: We listen attentively and patiently to understand your symptoms.
    • Posture Analysis: We assess your posture to identify potential issues.
    • Physical and Functional Assessment: A comprehensive evaluation of your physical health and functionality.
  • In-Depth Evaluation: To ensure a holistic understanding, we consider various factors, such as:
    • Radiological Findings: Incorporating X-Ray, MRI, CT scans, and clinical correlation.
    • Lab Reports: Analyzing laboratory test results for a complete picture.
    • Medication History: Documenting past and current medications.
    • Medical and Surgical History: Understanding your medical journey.
    • Lifestyle Factors: Exploring lifestyle, work patterns, and daily routines.
    • Nutritional Assessment: Evaluating diet and nutrition, emphasizing fibrous foods, minerals, and hydration.
  • Personalized Approach: We believe in patient-centric care, tailoring our assessments and recommendations to your specific needs:
    • Climate Considerations: Recognizing the impact of climate on health.
    • Family History: Considering hereditary factors.
    • Daily Activity: Analyzing your daily routine.
    • Metabolic Assessment: Understanding your metabolic activity.
    • Exercise Routine: Assessing your physical activity regimen.


At Kalp Health Care, we believe in precision and personalization, our wise and empathetic approach ensures that your treatment is innovative, transparent, and, above all, centered around your unique needs and holistic health.That’s why:

Individualized Approach: Our expert team crafts unique treatment protocols for each patient.

Unique Needs: Even if two patients have a similar diagnosis, their treatments are tailored to their specific requirements.

Comprehensive Assessment: We consider not only the diagnosis but also your overall well-being, including physical, mental, emotional, and psychological health.

Holistic Care: Our patient-centric philosophy means that:

A 360-Degree View: We take into account every aspect of your health and life that may impact your well-being.

Emphasis on Well-being: Your treatment plan is designed to address not just physical pain but also your mental and emotional health.


Pelvic girdle pain is often caused by muscle imbalance and poor posture. This happens when muscles in your pelvis and lower back get tight, which can result in pain.

In order to prevent this painful condition, you want to make sure that your muscles are strong, flexible, and in the right balance. You can do this with exercise, physical therapy, and different stretches. Another way to prevent it is to make sure that you have good posture. Check out a few good stretches and exercises to help with that!

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I have been visiting the clinic for the past two years and my experience has been great. Dr. Kant is very knowledgeable and he treats his patients with full dedication and patience. I underwent treatment for my neck and back pain and I got relief after just a few sessions of dry needling. So, I would recommend everyone to visit KALP HEALTH CARE for any kind of physiotherapy treatment.

Nithya Santhakumar

At the age of 53, a back problem is scary when a doctor tells you that you need 10 days of bed rest or surgery! I went to Kalp expecting the usual steps of physiotherapy, but I couldn't even stand up straight or get out of bed without shooting pain. This is an example of not judging a book by its cover. Dr. Kant is a simple man but a magician when it comes to his treatment. He is passionate and positive about his treatment and knows the human body like the back of his hand. A dedicated team with Dr. Monika and Dr. Rakesh got me on my feet in just 3 days. This is the best treatment I could have asked for!

Vivek Goyal

Dr. Kant and his clinic are excellent in treating muscular and spinal issues - it's very clean and hygienic. Dr. Kant has great understanding and knowledge, quickly reaching to the root of what's wrong and able to provide Relief within a few sessions. I found a solution to my spine problem after seeking treatment from Dr. Kant - I had tried all kinds of treatments before but hadn't been able to find any relief.

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Who is a Kalp Specialist?

Dr. K. K. Kant is the Founder of Kalp Health Care, located in the sub-city of Dwarka, New Delhi.

There are trial & success methods to treat pain but as a seasoned  professionals, we know when and bhow to combine clinical reasoning with manual therapy, modalities, and recent EBP to restore mobility & rejuvenate life.

Dr. K. K. Kant has a keen interest in Ortho – Sports – Spine – Pelvic Floor – Foot field and advanced manual therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

The pain is often made worse by activities that you previously took for granted, such as lying on your back and turning over in bed. Having sex can be painful, lifting, walking round too much, sitting or standing for long periods can make the problem worse too.

PGP is common, affecting 1 in 5 pregnant women, and can affect your mobility and quality of life. Pain when you are walking, climbing stairs and turning over in bed are common symptoms of PGP. However, early diagnosis and treatment can relieve your pain.

When you are experiencing pelvic pain, the hardest part may be getting yourself started. Choosing an appropriate method of exercise is a great place to start. Exercises that limit pelvic floor strain are recommended. Some of these modes of exercise may be walking, riding an elliptical machine, or swimming.

Weakness of the muscles of the pelvic girdle (also known as the hip girdle), that is, lack of strength of the muscles around the pelvis.

  • Manual therapy to make sure the joints of your pelvis, hip and spine move normally.
  • Exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor, stomach, back and hip muscles.
  • Exercises in water.
  • Advice and suggestions, including positions for labour and birth, looking after your baby and positions for sex.