Is Nagging Pelvic Pain Holding You Back In Life? Physical Therapy May Help
Pelvic pain can be an embarrassing thing to deal with, not to mention confusing if you aren’t sure exactly what the source of your pain is. This type of pain can be limiting for some people. It can hinder your daily life and prevent you from doing some of your daily tasks or activities you love.
Fortunately, there is a solution to your problem. Pelvic floor rehabilitation can help ease your symptoms of pelvic dysfunction and strengthen your pelvic floor muscles so you don’t experience additional problems in the future. If you are experiencing pelvic pain, contact Southern Physical & Aquatic Therapy today to find relief!
How does physical therapy help pelvic pain?
Pelvic floor rehabilitation is a type of physical therapy that has been proven to treat a variety of conditions resulting in pelvic pain. This kind of therapy can benefit all genders.
There are many different kinds of pelvic conditions that PT treatments can relieve. For example, painful intercourse and infertility problems may also be improved with pelvic therapy. Some less common conditions that can be treated also include pelvic organ prolapse, dyspareunia, and diastasis recti.
Some of the most common pelvic conditions that physical therapy treats include:
Pain following abdominal surgery
If you are recovering from a recent surgical procedure, pelvic floor rehabilitation can help in breaking up scar tissue, improving strength, and regaining range of motion in your abdomen/pelvic region.
Postpartum pelvic pain
After giving birth, it is common for new mothers to experience strained muscles and/or connective tissue damage in their pelvic floor. Pelvic floor rehabilitation helps in reducing the pain that is being felt, in addition to strengthening any damaged muscles or tissues.
Endometriosis is a common condition that affects many women. It can affect the bones, muscles, ligaments, and nerves in the pelvic region. Pelvic floor rehabilitation can help reduce the pain and bloating that you may be experiencing with endometriosis, in addition to strengthening the pelvic floor muscles.
Urinary incontinence/bladder dysfunction
Pelvic floor rehabilitation will focus on strengthening the muscles under your bladder in order to treat and eliminate incontinence issues.
A physical therapist can help determine the root of your problem with urinary incontinence, rather than simply treating the symptoms.
Pelvic floor rehabilitation can loosen and relax the muscles in your pelvic and anal areas, which can help relieve and eliminate constipation.
What does pelvic floor therapy involve?
One of our highly trained Pontotoc physical therapists can help in relieving your pelvic pain, improving your flexibility, and increasing your overall functionality.
At your first appointment, your pelvic specialist will do a thorough analysis of your condition. The treatments involved in your pelvic floor rehabilitation plan will be dependent upon the results of your initial assessment.
A customized treatment plan will be created that will address your specific needs. This will typically include several forms of exercise, heat therapy, and massage to reduce pain, lessen symptoms, and potentially heal your condition.
The muscles, tendons, and ligaments that comprise the pelvic floor all serve an extremely important purpose, as they support the core of your body. Our Pontotoc physical therapy office is equipped with the resources necessary for evaluating and treating all forms of pelvic pain. In many cases, our treatment methods can help provide relief and recovery for problems that patients have been facing for years. If your pelvic pain is limiting you, contact Southern Physical & Aquatic Therapy today to begin your path toward long-lasting relief!