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33 weeks pregnant having pain at various points by ligaments/tendons, bruising and inflammation. Had back injury when 12 weeks. Is it related ?

Hi, (email is YYYY@YYYY ) I am 33 weeks pregnant and for the last 8 weeks I have been having issues with my right ankle, this has included pain at various points by ligaments/tendons. Slight bruising and inflammation very slight! This seems to occur after only 60mins of walking. I have tried various shoes, and applying ice does give me good relief. I am very tidy for 33 weeks and have not gained excessive weight! I did have an accident (slipped on a wet floor at 12 weeks fractured my elbow and damaged my right lower back for which I am still receiving physio) as my pregnancy has progresses my back has improved greatly, when initially it was expected to be aggravated by the pregnancy! Do you think that the issues I have been having with my right ankle could be on account of my back injury that maybe I am walking different to accommodate it! My ankle has not suffered any trauma and I do not have any pregnancy swelling! Thank you.
Asked On : Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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this pain may be from the accident at 12 week pregnancy and the pain become more and more with progress of pregnancy because the pregnancy increase lordotic curve of back may be compress on sciatica nerve lead to referred pain in along RT lower limb you shoud dont stand for long period .your problem will recover after labor then make MRI LUMBAR SPINE THEN make sessions of physiotherapy with medications
Answered: Wed, 19 Sep 2012
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