In women dealing with stress incontinence, sudden pressure on the urethra and bladder opens up the sphincter muscle, triggering a urine leak. Also known as stress urinary incontinence (SUI), the quantity of urine released during each episode depends on the severity of the condition. It could be a few drops, or enough quantity to cause immediate embarrassment. Some of the activities that can cause bladder or urethra pressure and trigger SUI include:
Here at Oklahoma Physical Therapy, we have helped many women to recover from stress incontinence by delivering personalized treatment regimes. We can help you too.
What are the Causes of Stress Incontinence?
There are many causes of stress incontinence in women. They include the following:
- Damage to nerves in the lower back region
Treating Stress Incontinence
The first step to treating stress incontinence is to talk to a professional about it. Here at Oklahoma Physical Therapy, we work with your doctor to device a bespoke treatment plan for you. Some of the treatment options for stress incontinence include practicing lifestyle changes, managing leaks with various products and devices, and using physical therapy to retrain the pelvic floor muscles.
How We Help You
If your doctor recommends physical therapy to treat your stress incontinence, you can trust us here at Oklahoma Physical Therapy to deliver. We will recommend a range of exercises that can be combined with other treatments to deal with the condition. Kegels is a popular therapy option for dealing with stress incontinence.
Unfortunately, many women find it difficult to properly engage in this exercise. We will guide you every step of the way. The therapy sessions are non-invasive, and you could be free from urine leaks within 8-12 weeks. Get in touch with us today for a lasting solution to your SUI.