Why You Need Physical Therapy for Treating Pelvic Pain

pelvic pain treatment

Your pelvis is an area of the body that you likely do not spend much time thinking about. That is, until it gets hurt. Your pelvis is responsible for helping support your body weight. When this area is in pain, it can be difficult to move or even stand up straight. If you’re experiencing pain like this, then you should consider seeking pelvic pain treatment.

At Whatcom Physical Therapy, our physical therapists are experienced in treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including pelvic pain. Often, the necessary treatment for pelvic pain is to strengthen and rehabilitate damaged or weakened pelvic muscles. However, treatments vary depending on the individual case because pelvic pain has several different causes.

Causes of pelvic pain

Pelvic pain can be temporary due to a strained muscle, but it may also be the indicator of a more serious condition, such as appendicitis. The following lists some of the common causes of pelvic pain that patients experience:

  • Endometriosis
  • A hernia
  • Intestine conditions
  • Broken pelvis bone
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cervical cancer

Pelvic pain is not always serious, but if the pain is severe or lasts for longer than a week, you should seek pelvic pain treatment. You should also seek a medical opinion if you’re experiencing pelvic pain but are unsure whether it’s serious or not. It’s better not to risk ignoring the pain if you’re unsure.

Symptoms of serious pelvic pain

Often, these more serious types of pelvic pain are accompanied by symptoms in addition to the pain itself. If you experience any of the following symptoms along with pelvic pain, please seek medical assistance:

  • Incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty walking, bending or moving the hips
  • Loss of balance
  • Pain from sexual activity

Why you should visit a physical therapist for pelvic pain treatment

In many cases of pelvic pain, treatment requires physical therapy to help restore the strength and flexibility of pelvic and abdominal muscles. At Whatcom Physical Therapy, our physical therapists can identify the sources of your pain and develop a personalized treatment to help you recover.

Many pelvic treatments include the following:

  • Exercising
  • Stretching
  • Massaging
  • Breathing exercises

Are you suffering from chronic pelvic pain that you would like help treating? Contact us to schedule an appointment at one of our three locations across the northwestern part of Washington. We look forward to working with you on your journey toward recovery.