With so many people experiencing pelvic pain every day, it’s common for you to feel lost and without hope of ever being about to return to a life free from pain.
Many suffer in silence and accept their pelvic pain as part of their life.
The team at Legacy Physical Therapy refuses to accept this, your pelvic pain does NOT have to be an inevitability.
Not only can you find relief from your pain, but you can return to an active and healthy lifestyle that felt almost lost.
Over the past 16 years, our team has been able to listen to patients and narrow down what really does and doesn’t work when it comes to easing pelvic pain. So, take note of the following tips, and together we can reduce your pain and get you back to the things your love!
Firstly it’s important to understand what exactly is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.
What Is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Pelvic floor dysfunction is any condition in which the pelvic floor muscles do not function correctly. It can affect WOMEN and MEN, although the frequency is higher in women due to birth trauma and menopause.
The pelvic floor is a muscle just like any other muscle in the body.
Imagine trying to tie your shoes with a strained back muscle. It would hurt to bend over and reach your shoelaces and you would likely avoid doing it or have to change how you do it to make it happen.
Now apply the same principle to the pelvic floor… If overly stretched or strained (such as during child birth) it will not be able to hold in urine (urinary incontinence) or stool (fecal incontinence). If overly tight, then it will not be able to adequately eliminate urine, stool or relax during intercourse.
Sounds pretty bad right?
But it can go a step further and start aggravating the organs. When this happens it can mimic symptoms that may appear to be coming from the organs when they are really coming from the pelvic floor.
Don’t worry, if this sounds familiar you’re not alone. The tips included below are proven to help those suffering from pelvic pain.
Improve Your Breathing
I know this may seem simple, but the simple tips are often the most effective. Your breathing is vital to a healthy pelvic floor. The diaphragm and the pelvic floor work hand and hand with each other.
Correct diaphragmatic breathing allows the pelvic floor muscles to relax and also have better coordination.
Avoid Prolonged Sitting
Most people with pelvic pain typically have pain or discomfort associated with sitting. Sitting places excess pressure on the perineum where there is a whole system of nerves and muscles.
Sitting also places excess pressure on the low back and the back of the pelvis which also can create tension in the muscles of the pelvic floor. The average person in America sits for 15 hrs per day.
I know this may sound weird but take a condom (yes even MEN can do this) and fill it about an inch with rubbing alcohol and then the rest with water.
Freeze it and use it where you have pain for about 10 minutes on the perineum area (between the anus and vulva, or scrotum).
Looking For Even More Free Tips?
This report is filled with useful information, including another 8 tips for relieving your pelvic pain based on over a decade of research in our clinic. Download your copy below…
Ready To Reclaim Your Life From Pelvic Pain?
While the tips we’ve shared are extremely effective, constantly worrying about your pain and managing it with ice packs is no way to live.
You deserve to get back to a life free from worry and anxiety, and that’s where Legacy Physical Therapy comes in.
Physical therapy is the number one way to treat pelvic pain and regain your quality of life. Our experienced team is here to help you every step of the way, making you feel comfortable and safe to share your experience and begin your journey of recovery. Our expert therapists will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals and challenges.
We’re excited to offer you our Pelvic Pain Assessment, a specialized program designed to discuss your unique needs and provide options for fast relief.
We understand that coming into the clinic may feel overwhelming or embarrassing for some. That’s why we offer the option to speak with a physical therapist over the phone. You can get all your questions answered and receive guidance from the comfort and privacy of your own home.
Don’t let pelvic pain hold you back any longer. Take the first step towards a pain-free life by scheduling your Pelvic Pain Assessment today.
Contact us at Legacy Physical Therapy at (636) 225-3649 and let us help you get back to what you love.
Additional Free Resources To Help You With Pelvic Pain
Download our Free Report – 11 Tips For Easing Pelvic Pain
Read our blog – Top 5 Tips To Find Your Pelvic Floor
Read our blog – Pelvic Floor PT for a Restful Night’s Sleep