Do you suffer from pelvic pain after sitting for a long period of time?
Does physical activity or exercise sometimes leave you in agony?
Many women suffer from varying degrees of pain in the muscles of their pelvic floor – and one of the most common reasons for this may surprise you.
What Causes Pelvic Pain?
In the video below, Buffalo Rehab Group Director of Pelvic Health, Dr. Mary Roberts, PT DPT CLT, explains why many patients struggle with pain in their pelvic region.
Our pelvic floor muscles support the pelvic organs, like the bladder and bowels.
In women, they also support the uterus and play a key role in sexual sensation and arousal.
When pelvic floor muscles become weak or hold tension, it can not only lead to urinary leakage or bowel incontinence but also to diminished sexual function, pain with intercourse, and general pelvic pain.
Because the pelvic floor muscles are the first in our bodies to hold stress, they can easily become tense or tight. In fact, you can experience a knot in your pelvic floor muscles the same way you can in other muscles, like your shoulder or calf.
When the tension or tightness becomes too great, you can also experience feelings of pain, burning, or pressure.
While pain in the region can cause stress for many women, stress is actually a leading cause of pelvic pain.
Don’t let pelvic pain slow you down.
If you experience pain in your pelvic floor muscles and it’s keeping you from doing the things you love, Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy can help.
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy strengthens the muscles in your pelvic floor, which can help alleviate pain and soreness, along with symptoms of urinary leakage or bowel incontinence.
To learn more about whether Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy is right for you, click the button below and schedule an evaluation with a Pelvic Health Specialist.