Pelvic Pain Can be Difficult to Deal With – Physical Therapy Can Help
If You’ve Been Living with Pelvic Pain, You’re Not Alone
Have you been dealing with discomfort in your pelvic area? If you’re not sure exactly what the cause of your pain is, pelvic pain can be an embarrassing thing to deal with, not to mention frustrating.
At best, this type of pain can cause limitations to your daily life. It can disrupt your day-to-day activities and stop you from doing any of the tasks or things you enjoy on a regular basis.
Luckily, there is a solution to your dilemma. Rehabilitation of the pelvic floor helps to relieve symptoms of pelvic dysfunction and improve muscle strength. The aim of pelvic floor rehab is to manage existing pain and prevent it from coming back or getting worse in the future.
What should I know about pelvic floor rehab?
The pelvic floor muscles, tendons, and ligaments all serve an incredibly important function as they protect the core of your body.
Our physical therapist will conduct a detailed examination of your condition at your first appointment. The procedures involved in your pelvic floor recovery plan will depend on the outcome of your initial examination.
A personalized care plan will then be developed to meet your individual needs. Usually, this will require many types of exercise, heat therapy, and massage to reduce discomfort, minimize symptoms, and possibly cure the condition.
Will physical therapy help my specific condition?
Pelvic floor rehabilitation is a type of physical therapy that has been shown to treat a number of conditions that result in pelvic pain. Although many people believe that only women can receive this kind of therapy, all genders can benefit!
There are several different kinds of pelvic disorders that can be relieved by PT treatments. For example, with pelvic therapy, painful intercourse and infertility issues can be assessed and improved. Pelvic organ prolapse, dyspareunia, and diastasis recti are several less common disorders that can be treated as well.
Some of the most common pelvic conditions that physical therapy treats include:
Pelvic floor rehabilitation can loosen and relax the muscles in your pelvic and anal areas, which can help relieve and eliminate constipation.
Pain following abdominal surgery
Pelvic floor rehab can help to break up scar tissue, increase strength and regain range of motion in your abdomen/pelvic area if you are healing from a recent surgical procedure.
Urinary incontinence/bladder dysfunction
In order to treat and eliminate urinary incontinence symptoms and issues with the bladder, pelvic floor rehabilitation will concentrate on improving the muscles beneath your bladder.
Rather than merely treating the symptoms, a physical therapist can help assess the origin of your urinary incontinence issue to treat it at the source.
Endometriosis is a prevalent disease that affects many individuals. It can damage bones, muscles, ligaments, and nerves in the pelvic region. Thankfully, physical therapy can help.
In addition to strengthening the pelvic floor muscles, pelvic floor rehabilitation may help alleviate the discomfort and bloating that you can experience with endometriosis.
Postpartum pelvic pain
After giving birth, it is normal for new mothers to suffer damage to their pelvic floor from strained muscles and/or connective tissue. In addition to repairing any weakened muscles or tissues, pelvic floor recovery leads to reducing the discomfort they may experience.
Get started on a treatment plan today
In many cases, our treatment methods can help to provide relief and recovery for the problems that patients have been facing for years.
Our Mount Clemens or Macomb, MI physical therapy office is equipped with the necessary resources to evaluate and treat all forms of pelvic pain.
If your pelvic pain is limiting you, request an appointment at Health Point Physical Therapy today to begin your journey toward long-lasting relief!