What is pelvic pain?
Pelvic pain is a very common problem in women. It can be acute or chronic. Chronic pelvic pain is pain that persists longer than 6 months and doesn’t improve with treatment.
What are the causes of Pelvic Pain?
- Nerve irritation or inflammation
- Pelvic floor dysfunction
- Bladder pain syndrome
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Ruptured ovarian cyst
- Ovarian cysts
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Ruptured fallopian tube
- Menstrual cramps
- Uterine fibroids
- Scar tissue between the organs in the pelvic cavity
- Endometrial polyps
- Cancers of the reproductive tract
- Musculoskeletal Conditions like strains, sprains, or hernias
Who is most prone to pelvic pain?
- Women generally have higher risk of experiencing pelvic pain due to conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids, and other conditions.
- Pelvic pain is more common in women of childbearing age
- It is common in individuals with a history of pelvic infections or those who have undergone pelvic surgeries
- History of sexual trauma
- Psychological factors like depression, anxiety and high-stress levels,
- Individuals with weak pelvic floor muscles
Is Pelvic Physiotherapy a Possible Treatment for Pelvic Pain?
- Pelvic Floor strengthening and Relaxation exercises to reduce pain, decrease muscle tension, and help improve muscle coordination
- Manual therapy which may include soft tissue massage, and myofascial release
- Biofeedback to help train patients how to properly engage and relax the muscles of the pelvic floor
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) to help with pain
- Education – Pelvic physiotherapists can provide advice on proper posture and body mechanics to prevent aggravation of pain.
- Deep breathing exercises to help help promote relaxation and decrease stress
- Retraining of bowel and bladder to reduce symptoms
We have 8 locations with pelvic health physiotherapists to help you.
- Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Etobicoke – Triangle Physiotherapy Etobicoke
- Oakville Pelvic Health – Triangle Physiotherapy Oakville
- Pelvic Health Physiotherapy North York – Triangle Physiotherapy North York
- Mississauga Pelvic Health – Triangle Physiotherapy Mississauga
- Downtown Pelvic Health – Triangle Physiotherapy King West
- Uptown Toronto Pelvic Health – Triangle Physiotherapy Lawrence Park
- Pelvic Physiotherapy Downtown Toronto – Triangle Physiotherapy Queens Quay
- Mississauga Pelvic Health – Triangle Physiotherapy Erin Mills