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Women’s Health – Pelvic Pain and Physical Therapy

What is Pelvic Pain?

A person experiencing pelvic pain can often feel the tightness of the pelvic floor muscles. Though the condition is more common among women, men can also be affected and while the pain varies from person to person and it usually gives a burning, sharp, stabbing or aching pain.

What are the Causes of Pelvic Pain?

There are many diseases and conditions that can cause pelvic pain. Some of the causes of pelvic pain include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Prolapse-when pelvic floor muschels and ligaments stretch and weaken and no longer are strong enough to support the uterus.
  • Imbalance of the pelvic muscles
  • Weak pelvic floor muscles
  • Pelvic joint tissues

What are the Signs of Pelvic Pain?

There are many signs that appear and indicate the presence of pelvic pain in your body. In order to identify the red flags, you must be aware of them. A red flag is often an indication that you need to visit the therapist.

Some of the red flags, signs, and symptoms of pelvic pain are given below:

  1. Pain during intercourse
  2. Imbalance while walking
  3. Frequent urination
  4. Difficulties in walking
  5. Difficulties in sleeping
  6. Difficult to sit for long hours
  7. Pain while urinating
  8. Numbness in the pelvic region during exercise
  9. Constipation

How Experts can Help?

Physical therapy can help people regardless of age and will help alleviate pelvic pain and restore strength in the affected muscles. The physical therapists at Fusion Physical Therapy focus on restoring the flexibility of the muscles and joints. Our trained physical therapists will also perform a thorough examination in order to reach the root cause of the pain and determine the best course of action. Once a thorough examination has been performed, the physical therapists at Fusion Physical Therapy will partner with you to create a customized treatment plan. The customized treatment plan might include:

  • kegel exercises-contracting and relaxing of the pelvic floor muscles
  • manual therapy-massaging or stretching to help with blood circulation, mobility or posture
  • pelvic floor biofeedback-technique that helps the patient see how the pelvic floor muscles are working

Contact us today to speak with one of our trained physical therapists or to book an appointment.

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