Legs Ache While 24 Weeks Pregnant?
Good morning, I am currently 24 weeks pregnant and for the past few days I have muscle pain in my legs making it difficult to walk and there are bruises on my thighs and calves, is this too tired or I lack calcium
Hello Ms. Ekha Mayank,
Leg pain in pregnant women can occur due to increased load on the feet due to increased body weight, depressed blood vessels by enlarged wombs or depressed leg nerves. Bruising on the feet could be due to impact or it could be due to hormonal effects or because of increased blood volume during pregnancy. However, if bruising occurs frequently, the widening and unclear cause you should check with your obstetrician because blood clots can occur.
To relieve pain in the legs and other muscles while pregnant, try to get enough rest. If the leg hurts, then rest. When lying down, prop your feet so that your feet are taller for about 15-20 minutes. Maintain your weight so that it does not rise too dramatically and increase according to the length of the pregnancy. Adequate fluid consumption.
If the pain does not go away with rest, you should immediately see your obstetrician to get the appropriate treatment.