Maintain a neutral spine by using a lumbar support or coccyx cushion.
To assist rolling onto side effortlessly in bed.
Silk shopping bag on car seat
To assist with swivelling in and out of the car or under hips in bed to help turning in bed
Between knees, under bump and a supportive cushion behind back. If hips are aching whilst side-lying, lean back towards the back cushion to ease the hip pressure.
Lower back or inner thigh and groin area. Eases muscle aches.
If area feels hot and swollen
Can be used behind the back to sleep in a more upright position if hips are very painful. Or lean forward to rest on a beanbag on a table, whilst sat on a ball
Using the palm of the hand and gentle circular motion, or use a ball (or massage stick) as a pressure point release in bottom area, or lower back.
Physio gym ball
(65cm and anti-burst)
Pelvic tilts; arm stretches; core muscles (zip and tuck); lean over ball or ball against wall and behind back.
Similar to sitting on a ball but more portable
Or walking in water; core muscles (zip and tuck); stretches or aquanatal exercises or hydrotherapy.
Soothes muscles; pelvic tilts; gentle knee rolls; core muscles – zip and tuck. Bath board or seat may help getting in and out of the bath.
To help lift bump and support muscles (2hrs at a time)
To stabilise the pelvic joints when standing or walking (remove to sit).
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust would like your feedback. If you wish to share your experience about your care and treatment or on behalf of a patient, please contact The Patient Experience Department who will advise you on how best to do this.
This service is based at The James Cook University Hospital but also covers the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, our community hospitals and community health services.