Pelvic Floor Tension/Pain
Pelvic floor muscle tension or pain may occur in the anatomical sling of muscles which support the bladder, uterus and rectum.
It can be caused by muscle imbalances, nerve or joint problems, scar tissue from surgery, childbirth, endometriosis or after radiation. Pelvic pain can also be caused by hemorrhoids, anal fissures, organ prolapse or constipation.
One who suffers from pelvic floor pain/tension may experience painful intercourse, difficulty sitting, pain in the buttocks, hips, lower abdomen or low back.
Imbalances in the muscles surrounding the pelvis can cause Vulvar Vestibulitis, Vulvodynia, Interstitial Cystitis or Vaginismus.
Rehabilitation may include pelvic floor relaxation training, manual therapies, postural and therapeutic exercise, electrical stimulation and biofeedback.
Possible Treatment Goals
- Decrease Risk of Reoccurrence
- Improve Fitness
- Improve Function
- Improve Muscle Strength and Power
- Improve Proprioception
- Improve Relaxation
- Self-care of Symptoms
- Improve Tolerance for Prolonged Activities
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