Pelvic pain is a pain that occurs in the lowermost part of the pelvis and abdomen. In women, this pain is a symptom arising from problems in the urinary, reproductive/digestive system, or the musculoskeletal muscles.
According to an American based medical study, one out of every seven women suffers from this pain, mostly those between the ages of 18 and 50 years. Additionally, it affects about 20% of the entire United States population including men.
The good news is that the condition is treatable and Oklahoma Physical Therapy has the necessary expertise to help you.
Causes of pelvic pain
This kind of pain typically affects the lower abdomen region. It is seen as severe or chronic if it continues for over six months. The causes of pelvic pain include:
- Diseases such as ovarian cysts and others that affect the reproductive organs
- Having tender points in pelvic muscles
- Intestinal obstruction
- Problems related to pelvic joints, nerves, and organs
- Scar tissue due to surgery or delivery
- Weak muscles around the pelvic region
Symptoms of pelvic pain
The signs that you could be suffering from pelvic pain include various types of pain occasionally described as cramping, burning, aching and stabbing to name a few. You could be experiencing this pain at any point in the entire pelvic or lower abdominal area, including muscles, joints, and bones. Other symptoms include:
- Discomfort and pain during sexual intercourse
- Reduced or inability to move the lower back
- Reduced or inability to sit for long periods
- Exercise-related pains
- Pain when urinating
- Recurrent urination
- Some struggle when walking, sleeping, or working
How we help you
We have qualified and highly trained physical therapists at Oklahoma Physical Therapy who have the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct an extensive examination. The thorough examination may include an internal examination of the pelvic floor muscles for tone and coordination if applicable. This allows the therapist to make a treatment plan best suited for the individual.
We will also educate you on how to care for your tender muscles when carrying out your daily activities. Our certified physical therapists will teach you home-based workouts or strategies to best address your pelvic floor muscle symptoms. Schedule your appointment and let us help you get back to your daily routine devoid of any pelvic pain.