INSTAGRAM star Mrs Hinch has revealed she is struggling to walk or change nappies after developing agonising joint pain since she gave birth to her son Ronnie.
The new mum - who shot to fame last year for her fun and affordable cleaning hacks - gave her 2.7m followers a heartfelt update on how she's doing after she "quit" social media to spend time with her newborn earlier this year.
Seeking advice from her followers, Sophie, 29, wrote: "I'm hoping someone may be able to help me here.
"I've been putting off asking because I feel worried about it... but for the last four weeks I've been waking up with the worst joint pain in my fingers and knees and sometimes I can't even change Ronnie's nappy or go to the bathroom properly."
Since welcoming baby Ronnie in June, Sophie also revealed that she's still suffering from night sweats which are fairly common during pregnancy as a result of hormone changes.
Although she's planning on seeing a doctor about the symptoms, the influencer concluded: "I'm just wondering if I'm going a bit mad or is this all something to do with post-pregnancy.
"I will book to an appointment with my GP but has this happened to any of my followers?"
According to Everyday Health, new mums often experience joint pain after giving birth as the chemical changes that occur during pregnancy can cause them to loosen.
Back and shoulder pain is another common issue and can be caused by giving birth in an uncomfortable position or holding an awkward posture while breastfeeding.
The new mum was then inundated with messages from her followers who had also experienced these symptoms and addressed them directly in another series of Instagram stories this morning.
While lying in bed, Sophie said: "I just wanted to say thank you guys for all your messages because I'm not as worried now about the night sweats and joint pain."
Although she wasn't able to get an appointment, Sophie revealed that her GP phoned her up and said it was most likely caused by a drop in hormones but they would schedule blood tests to rule out rheumatoid arthritis.
Having previously suffered from a blood clot while having a gastric band fitted and ongoing blood condition, Essex-based Sophie says she needs to consult her doctor in London which has "left her in limbo".
Last month, the cleaning sensation announced that she's launching a new book - a sequel to Hinch Yourself Happy - and it's already become an Amazon bestseller.
The activity journal is hitting stores next month and will include 'Hinch lists' and colouring pages and puzzles as an outlet for anxiety sufferers like herself.
Why do some mums suffer from joint pain after birth?
- In the months after giving birth, some women siffer from joint pain in hands, wrists, feet and ankles
- This can be caused by the position you were in when you gave birth
- Some women get sore backs and shoulders from breastfeeding
- Howerver, joints can also be affected by the hormonal changes which occur during pregnancy and make them loosen
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