Foot Pain And Difficulty Moving After 4 Months Of Cesarean Delivery?
I just finished giving birth in 4 months but why every day if I want to walk sometimes my legs are hard to move because it hurts even to the point of falling like leg tendons or my bones are not strong
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Recovery after cesarean section usually lasts 1 to 3 months. At this time, there is still a feeling of weakness and difficulty walking which is mild in nature which can be a natural thing due to the side effects of the rest of the anesthesia (anesthetic) used. These complaints normally will improve on their own without leaving a permanent disability.
However, if up to more than 3 months after cesarean section you still experience problems with your feet, which are difficulty moving and feel as if you want to fall when used to walk, then you should see a doctor immediately. This complaint may indicate the following disorders:
Pinched spinal cord, can result from injury, herniated nucleus pulposus, tumor, or infection that suppresses nerves Degenerative diseases or congenital defects of the spine Arthritis, for example due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis Anemia (low blood hemoglobin) Hypotension (low blood pressure) Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) Viral or bacterial infection Heart problems (eg post partum cardiomyopathy), etc. Not always the conditions above are directly related to your previous labor process. Usually, with direct examination, or assisted by neurological examinations and supporting tests, such as blood tests, X-rays, heart records, CT scans, and so on, the doctor can determine the originator of your complaint and provide the best treatment. Therefore, don't delay going to a doctor or neurologist directly ..
In the meantime, you can first do the following:
Get plenty of physical exercise, don't rest your feet that feel powerless If it's difficult, ask for help from your partner or other relatives around you to practice Eating high nutritious food and drinking enough Get more rest and avoid stress and excessive fatigue Ask your partner for support and relatives in taking care of your baby, so that you don't get tired. Do not massage the area of the spine or feet that have a complaint before it is declared safe by the doctor. Wear comfortable footwear.