For men, pelvic floor physiotherapy is a subspecialty that focuses on male pelvic pain (chronic prostatitis) and pelvic organ dysfunction. At INSTEP PHYSICAL THERAPY IN DOWNTOWN EDMONTON, we are trained in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, chronic pelvic pain treatment, and men’s health physiotherapy, giving us a unique skill set to examine and diagnose pelvic disorders.
Like women, your pelvic floor area is composed of many layers of muscles regulated by your neurological system and supported by layers of fascia and connective tissue that connect the muscles to the bony bones. When all of these layers are not working properly, you might have various symptoms ranging from pain to discomfort to incontinence. The list goes on and on, and the reasons for these symptoms can vary. Some for obvious reasons, such as injury or surgery. Some for reasons that remain a mystery. Whatever is causing you pain, our Healthy Pelvic Floor Program for Men will assist you in identifying and treating the source of your dysfunction.
CHRONIC PELVIC PAIN SYNDROME
Statistics suggest that one man in ten will visit his doctor complaining of some pelvic floor discomfort at some time in his life; from there, he’ll likely be diagnosed with prostatitis and prescribed an antibiotic in the hope of relieving his symptoms.
The fact is that a problem with the prostate seldom causes chronic Pelvic Pain in Men. It undoubtedly maybe, but there’s a lot better chance you have Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS), a condition that, aside from proximity, has nothing to do with the prostate. Men’s CPPS discomfort is caused by the non-optimal arrangement of this area’s muscles and connective tissue layers. Whatever the cause, the symptoms of CPPS are extremely real and can range from mild to pain.
Symptoms may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Perineal ache (between the anus and scrotum)
- Sitting pain (commonly described as feeling as if you’re sitting on a golf ball)
- Urinary Frequency and Urinary Urgency are two terms that describe the frequency and urgency of urination.
- Urinary incontinence (Pain or burning during urination)
- Nocturia is a condition that occurs at night (frequent urination at night)
- Urinary Hesitancy and Reduced Urinary Stream
- Ejaculation-Related Pain or Discomfort
- Pain in the Genitalia
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF PELVIC FLOOR IN MEN
The causes can be as follows
- Surgery for bladder or bowel disorders; Prostate enlargement
- Pelvic ache (chronic)
- Pelvic infections that reoccur
- Being obese Heavy lifting
- Coughing that lasts an extended period (as in smoker’s cough, bronchitis, or asthma)
HOW WILL PHYSIOTHERAPY HELP MY PELVIC FLOOR?
Muscles may be recovered and retrained, and at the INSTEP PHYSICAL THERAPY IN DOWNTOWN EDMONTON, we are exceptionally trained to recognize pelvic floor dysfunction and implement a tailored schedule of motor control exercises to cure it. specialized manual treatment techniques for the pelvic floor might be used like Hands-on manual therapy treatment to your low back and pelvis, getting the joints moving correctly
CONTACT INSTEP PHYSICAL THERAPY IN DOWNTOWN EDMONTON TODAY
Our healthcare specialists will assess your condition before developing a treatment plan. However, we will draw on our experience working with women in comparable situations to create an excellent method. Treatment may involve pelvic floor exercises, Pilates-based abdominal muscle strengthening exercises, neural mobilizations, new breathing and relaxation techniques, and other activities. For further inquiries or to book an appointment kindly reach out to us. We will be happy to help you eradicate your pain.