Signs and Symptoms: The most common sign of diastasis recti is a visible bulge in the abdominal area, especially when you sit up or stand. Other signs and symptoms can include lower back pain, constipation, and a feeling of weakness or pressure in the abdominal area.
How to check if you have diastasis recti: To check for diastasis recti, lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Place your fingers just above your belly button and press gently. If you can feel a gap between the muscles, that's a sign of diastasis recti. It's important to check with a health professional to confirm the diagnosis.
Treatment options: Treatment options for diastasis recti include physical therapy, abdominal binding, and exercises. Exercises that focus on the transverse abdominal muscle, such as the “draw-in” exercise, can be helpful in improving muscle tone and strength, as well as reducing the gap between the abdominal muscles.
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