Top
30
Doctor insights on: Pillow Between Legs

Share

Pillow Between Legs (Overview)

In the second and third trimesters, your baby's growth may add pressure to your uterus and pelvis. Your elevated estrogen levels also cause your ligaments to loosen. This can lead to cramps and back pain. For sleeping, try laying on your side with your knees bent and a pillow placed in between them. Place another pillow under your abdomen. This should help to lessen your lower back pain.


Pillow Between Legs (Overview)

In the second and third trimesters, your baby's growth may add pressure to your uterus and pelvis. Your elevated estrogen levels also cause your ligaments to loosen. This can lead to cramps and back pain. For sleeping, try laying on your side with your knees bent and a pillow placed in between them. Place another pillow under your abdomen. This should help to lessen your lower back pain.


3

3
Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
Once
Check your cholesterol medications
Once
Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
Once
4

4
Can you explain if it's weird I sleep with a pillows between my legs?

Can you explain if it's weird I sleep with a pillows between my legs?

Comfort: If you are more comfortable sleeping this way - there is nothing weird about it. It is a common practice. ...Read more

6

6
Can a pillow between my legs help my insomnia?

Can a pillow between my legs help my insomnia?

Help my insomnia?: Sleep hygiene is best approach for insomnia,
however, if u feel the pillow can help u, there is no harm in using it. ...Read more

7

7
Experiencing hip (left hip) discomfort since december. Mostly when lying or sitting. When lying it feels like I need a pillow between my legs.

Experiencing hip (left hip) discomfort since december. Mostly when lying or sitting. When lying it feels like I need a pillow between my legs.

Groin pain: If the pain is in the front/ groin region, there are several possibilities. Cartilage or labral injury/tears at your age can occur. Tendinitis and other inflammatory issues are also a possibility. As you age, other possibilities would include arthritis. There are also non-orthopedic related possibilities to consider as well including female issues and hernias. See your local doc to find put more. ...Read more

9

9
How to sleep on your side using pillows between your legs and not hurt your calves?

How to sleep on your side using pillows between your legs and not hurt your calves?

If I understand...: You mean when you have a pillow between your thighs it feels good, but then your knees and calves feel unsupported after awhile? If so, try using two pillows, one for top and one for bottom. Or a king size pillow, which is much longer (a queen size might do, if you are petite). Some people use mushy body pillows instead, but this depends on how much room there is to spare in your bed!
Be well :) ...Read more

10

10
Will the pillow between my legs help sciatica pain on my right side?

Will the pillow between my legs help sciatica pain on my right side?

Some people: Find this helpful. Many modalities may help. From back exercises to steroid shots, nothing helps more than an accurate diagnosis. If pain persists, see an Ortho Spine Specialist for guidance. ...Read more

11

11
Can doctors tell me what does sleeping with a pillow between your legs do?

Can doctors tell me what does sleeping with a pillow between your legs do?

Lessens strain: On your low back. If you have no back injury, sleeping with a pillow between your legs may or may not feel comfortable. But if you've had low back strain or are obese, sleeping with a pillow between your knees - not between your legs - can reduce the strain on your low back. ...Read more

13

13
How can sleeping with a pillow between your legs relieve back pain?

How can sleeping with a pillow between your legs relieve back pain?

Floats SIJ: Back pain relieved by a pillow between the legs while sleeping on the side suggests problem of the sacroiliac joint. Between 13 ; 30% of chronic low back pain arises from this joint when it is injured and hypermobile. The pillow stabilizes and floats the uppermost sij, thereby relieving mechanical stress on ligaments that hold this joint together. ...Read more

16

16
What can I do to relieve hip pain when I sleep on my side? A pillow between my legs doesn't help.

Try a chiropractor: Try seeing a local chiropractor who is certified for pregnancy care. Many of my patients see a chiropractor to help with back and hip pain during pregnancy. Most say it helps a lot. ...Read more

17

17
Is it recommended when sleeping on my side to have a pillow between your legs/knees, why do I feel so uncomfortable?

Is it recommended when sleeping on my side to have a pillow between your legs/knees, why do I feel so uncomfortable?

Perhaps side: Sleeping just isn't optimal for you. Sleeping on your back can aid the head ; spine to maintain a neutral position. It is consider the optimal sleep position for most people. If you do wish to sleep on your side - pillows are designed for placement between legs. Additionally, when sleeping on your side a thick pillow can help to maintain your neck ; head in a neutral position. ...Read more

18

18
After I dry humpped a pillow between my legs while holding in kegals, I felt something move. Now my vulva is too close to anus. Moved into perineum?

After I dry humpped a pillow between my legs while holding in kegals, I felt something move. Now my vulva is too close to anus. Moved into perineum?

Not sure: That's unusual for your labia/vulvar region to migrate. Do some mild stretches and relax for a day or two and reassess the anatomy to ensure that things have returned to their original position or see a gyn if things appear distorted persistantly
Best Wishes
Dr M ...Read more

20

20
Is it ok to sleep side ways with pillow in between my legs after knee op?

Is it ok to sleep side ways with pillow in between my legs after knee op?

Yes: That is actually a very good way to sleep and reduce stress on your back and knees. Excellent position and make sure to do your post-op knee therapy! ...Read more

23

23
Pain in my outer left leg that moves around. Seems worse after sitting or standing. Lying down w pillow under leg helps.

Pain in my outer left leg that moves around. Seems worse after sitting or standing. Lying down w pillow under leg helps.

Nerve Impingement: Sounds like you may have a nerve impingement. The flexed position of sitting and the weight of your body when standing applies more pressure to the nerve thus worsening your symptoms, and when lying flat with a supportive pillow, the verve gets some relief. You need to see the Dr. For an exam and testing or a possible nerve impingement syndrome. Best wishes. ...Read more

24

24
Blood clot in lower leg. When lying down can I use pillows to support? Or is it better without pillow support?

Blood clot in lower leg. When lying down can I use pillows to support? Or is it better without pillow support?

ELEVATION SHOULD: Help for comfort but also to take pressure off an inflammed, acutely blocked leg vein. Warm compresses also add comfort. ...Read more

27

27
Lower back pain mainly in middle. Doesn't shoot down leg, no numbness. Really bad to go from sitting to standing. Need pillow behind back when sitting?

Disc pain: Likely a disc related pain. This pain feels worse while sitting and leaning forward or slouching, getting up from a siting position, bending forward, reaching out and above. Most damaged discs heal n their own if the causative factor is avoided such a lifting heavy objects, bending down all the time etc. Pillow behind the back extends the spine and relieves pressure on a damaged disc. ...Read more

30

30
There's this pain in my left leg/hip whenever I go to sleep. If I put a pillow between my left&right thigh it helps a little. What could be problem?

There's this pain in my left leg/hip whenever I go to sleep. If I put a pillow between my left&right thigh it helps a little. What could be problem?

Can B oleo tibial --: -band tightness, intrinsic hip disease among some others. Only by making an appointment 2 C an orthopedic surgeon 4 a hands on exam as well as imaging can U get the answer 2 this. ...Read more