Pelvic pain can be acute or chronic. It can be described as nagging, throbbing, achy, sharp, burning, etc. Pain can be experienced during sitting, standing, intercourse, exercise, etc. There are a few steps you can take to help ease some of the nagging symptoms that might be aggravating the overall status of your pelvic health.
Clean up you diet from acidic food and drink lots of water to clean the system. Acidic foods consist of tomatoes, soda, coffee, etc. There can also be irritants that can be found in soap, sanitary pads, tampons, lubricants, etc., which should be avoided as well.
Pelvic pain can be brought on by biopyschosocial factors such as stress, abuse, fear, etc., that can activate the dormant trigger points in the pelvic floor muscles during activity and go back to sleep when the factor no longer is available. Shift your focus to mindfulness or cognitive behavioral therapy to help reduce the response to stress, fear, etc. This can also boost your overall health.
Pelvic pain is experienced by atleast 1 out of 4 women and men but very few seek treatment. If we delay the care we need, sometimes it becomes challenging to treat the condition due to change in physiology of the tissue. Pelvic pain is becoming more common but it its not normal. Do not ignore these symptoms and seek the right help now.
Feel free to call your local physical therapist if you have any questions.
Aman Dhaliwal, PT, DPT
Serving Pelvic floor physical therapy in Tracy, CA.