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Cause for pain in the joints?

I am 5 weeks post partum and breast feeding my child , i m having pain in my joints like wrist, finger joints , knees and elbow, my mother is having rheumotoid arthiritis so i v also gone for RA test but it was negative. i m having calcium supplement but the pain is still there?
Tue, 2 Apr 2019
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Hello,

As postpartum, there is possibly hormonal changes in the body and also due to postpartum, there will be complaints of joints which is common.

Since your RA test is negative, it has to be negative as most of the times the multiple joints pains are misunderstood as RA which is not the case.

The reason for the joints pain has been mentioned above.

Since you are on calcium supplement I will advise having a discussion with your gynecologist about the vitamin D3 supplement. As this plays an important role in the joint pains. Due to loss of blood, hormonal changes, non-weight bearing over the joints due to weakness, less exposure to the sun there will be pains in the joints.

Also, I will advise starting slow and low-intensity general exercises which will help improve the overall health. Include breathing exercises along with general exercises.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist
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