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How Seeing a Pelvic Physical Therapist Can Help You Manage Your Endometriosis Pain

Did you know that Endometriosis affects up to ten percent (approximately 190 million) of women and girls of reproductive age throughout the world? 

Endometriosis pain isn’t pleasant, and it happens as a result of tissues like the uterus lining growing outside of the uterus. Amongst some of the common pains experienced include chronic period pains, painful sexual intercourse (during and after), pelvic pain, abdominal pain and pain related to bowel movements and urination. 

Sadly, many women and girls undergo the terrible pains of endometriosis before being officially diagnosed and are often left confused, depressed and rather anxious as to the reason for the varying excruciating pains.

Even worse, when the disease becomes diagnosed officially by a doctor, the reality of there being no cure makes it even harder to cope. Treatment is really geared at the symptoms experienced and not the disease itself as research is still being conducted on how to fully treat the disease. 

However, the good news that a lot of women and girls are not aware of is alongside the help of a medical doctor, a pelvic physical therapist can provide much relief for the pain associated with endometriosis. 

Let’s get into the details of who is a Pelvic Physical Therapist and how they can aid in reliving pain related to endometriosis. 

Pelvic Physical Therapist

A Pelvic Physical Therapist is an expert who specializes in providing pelvic floor muscle structuring, strengthening, and reconditioning. 

Pelvic Floor Therapy is seen as a treatment for the pelvic floor muscles that in turn work to reduce pain, frailty, and overall dysfunction significantly. 

The pelvic physical therapist is trained to locate the muscles connected to either the vagina or rectum and work to manipulate them, to improve their ability to function effectively. 

Pelvic physical therapists work to stretch the muscles and provide the necessary resistance to improve strength. 

Endometriosis and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

The therapeutic nature of pelvic floor therapy is aimed to help alleviate the painful symptoms associated with endometriosis. 

It works by helping to relax and strengthen the muscles to provide pain relief directly associated with your menstrual cycle, intercourse, bowel movements and urination. 

Pelvic Floor Therapy will also aid in reducing bonds and scar tissues that limit your movement and ability of your pelvic floor to extend which is where the majority of the pain comes from during the use of a tampon or intercourse. An at-home maintenance exercise program should be also issued by your therapist to maintain the progress while you are away from them. 

Final Thoughts

Knowledge is always power. By setting your appointment with us at Triggered PT will set you on your way to reduced pelvic pain associated with your endometriosis. 

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