Deep Heat

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by nikkip, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. nikkip

    nikkip Mummy to 2!!

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    Hi Ladies

    Another question for you all...

    On Saturday I got a cramp in my calf. I've only ever had this once before where it hurts so much that DH had to massage it to loosen the muscle before I could move my leg. I was in so much pain I was in tears.:cry:

    The only problem is that now my calf muscle hurts - this is just below the knee. If I have been sitting I cant walk on it.

    Can I use Deep heat? If not can anyone recommend something? I am returning to work after having been off since mid January as some of you know due to Hyperemesis and don't fancy hoping about!
     
  2. first alien

    first alien Well-Known Member

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    i dont think we are allowed deap heat. have you used a hot water bottle when you are sitting. i've had really bad aches in my shoulders and have just put a water bottle on it and its soothed it for a while
     
  3. nikkip

    nikkip Mummy to 2!!

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    i tried hot water bottle and a massage with plain moisturiser (well hubby massaged whilst i screamed in pain). I've tried resting my leg on a heated blanket too. Im really stuck for ideas now :(
     
  4. sezzlebum

    sezzlebum Guest

    i havent a clue, but i love the smell of it lol
     
  5. Lorien

    Lorien Well-Known Member

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    I fell down some stairs at about 14 weeks and the doctor said it was fine to use heat wraps, Deep Heat or Tiger Balm on my back: basically whatever I wanted.
     
  6. tmr1234

    tmr1234 Guest

    it says on deep heat not to use when preg
     
  7. Vici

    Vici Mum to a LTTC princess!!

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    My doc and MW said it was fine to use and I have been doing so on my back :)
     
  8. kbaker09

    kbaker09 Well-Known Member

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    I've been using Deep Heat for the last couple of weeks when my rib pain gets especially bad. It does say on the instructions to consult your doctor before using it if you're pregnant...
     

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