There is a set of muscles around your pelvis called your “pelvic floor”, they need to be able to relax to allow penetration or stimulation.
As with any muscle in our body, they need to be able to contract when needed, but also need to be able to relax when they are not needed.
Muscles tend to have a lot of nerve endings, especially those in our pelvic floor, making them very susceptible to pain when there is something wrong.
These muscles in our pelvis are often a huge component in causing pelvic pain, but unfortunately, they are often overlooked.
If you had pain in your shoulder, the first thing you would look to would be the muscles around your shoulder. Why should the muscles in our pants be any different?
Patients that I see for pelvic pain are often at their wit’s end trying to find answers. A lot of my patients have gone through failed surgeries, been on multiple medications, or failed treatments such as acupuncture
(I don’t know about you, but I don’t want a needle or a scalpel anywhere near my perineum).
Physical therapy, as far as treatments go, is pretty low-risk. I have a hard time finding someone who wouldn’t benefit from strengthening weak muscles and stretching tight muscles. And that’s exactly what physical therapists can do for your pelvic floor!
Physical therapists are experts in the musculoskeletal system, and we can help stretch and strengthen the muscles in your pelvic floor to get you pain-free.
Physical therapists can also educate you on sitting and exercise mechanics to keep you pain-free, as well as changes you may need to make to your sex and hygiene routines.
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