Pelvic pain in women can be pain in any of the areas below the belly button, between the hips, or in and around the vagina or perineum. It may be severe and steady or intermittent, and may also be similar to heavy menstrual cramps. About 15% of women of childbearing age in the US have reported pelvic pain lasting at least six months.
Physical therapy can help to reduce pelvic pain in mild to moderate cases. Here at Oklahoma Physical Therapy, we can create physical therapy solutions that can alleviate the pelvic pain and reverse it completely where possible.
What are the Causes of Pelvic Pain?
Some of the common causes of pelvic pain in women include:
- Musculoskeletal problems including weakness or muscle tension
- Painful bladder syndrome
- Pelvic congestion syndrome
- Pregnancy or childbirth
- Trauma from accidents
- General sexual dysfunction
What are the Symptoms of Pelvic Pain?
If you find it hard to pinpoint the location of the pain, you might be dealing with pelvic pain. Other common symptoms include:
- Pain during sex
- Pain after prolonged sitting
- Pain during urination or bowel movement
- Urinary incontinence
- Difficulty in walking or engaging in daily activities
How Can Physical Therapy Help
After examination, a physical therapist will create a treatment plan designed to decrease the pelvic pain and resolve it over time. Here at Oklahoma Physical Therapy, our treatment plan may include:
- Connective Tissue Manipulation
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Trigger Point Dry Needling
- Heat and Cold Therapy
- Soft Tissue Mobilization (External and Internal)
Get in touch with us at Oklahoma Physical Therapy to get your unique pelvic pain therapy plan today. Let’s help you get back to enjoying your daily routines without pain.