Endometriosis and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
The pelvic floor comprises layers of muscles that support your bladder, anus, and vagina. One in three females will suffer from a problem with their pelvic floor, such as endometriosis, at some time during their lives.
Pelvic floor dysfunction can also cause pelvic pain. It presents symptoms similar to endometriosis. These women often feel tenderness in their pelvic floor muscles and experience pain during sexual interaction.
Due to Endometriosis, some movements, such as sitting and standing, can cause heavy pain. Pelvic dysfunction can cause pain, long-term colon damage, or infection if left untreated. So, you must not hesitate to contact a healthcare provider like us.
What does it Feel like to have Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?
- You could have multiple symptoms to indicate that your pelvic floor dysfunction is present.
- You go to the bathroom frequently. It is possible to feel as if you must ‘force it out or that you need to stop and start many times.
- You have constipation or straining pain during your bowel movements. Pelvic floor dysfunction is thought to be responsible for up to half the people who suffer from long-term constipation.
- You may have to push hard to pass a stool.
- You suffer from leaking stool or urine.
- Painful urination.
- You feel pain in your lower back that isn’t caused by anything else.
- You feel constant pain in your pelvic region or genitals — with or without a stool movement.
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Symptoms
These are some major symptoms you see in a pelvic floor dysfunction patient:
- Pelvic pressure or fullness
- Urination pain or frequent urges to urinate
- Leakage of the urine
- Incontinence urinary
- Lower back pain
- Problems with bowel movements or constipation
- Problems emptying your bladder
- Sexual intercourse can cause pain
- Schmerzen in the pelvic region and genitals
- Pelvic muscle spasms
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy by Lake City PT
It’s okay to consult your doctor even if your symptoms don’t seem severe. The best treatment can make you feel better and protect your pelvic floor. We at Lake City PT work hard for Women’s healthcare, and our pelvic health physical therapists are excellent in our region.
The health of the musculoskeletal systems of the pelvic and pelvic floors is assessed by pelvic floor physical therapy. The PT treatment integrates your pelvic floor muscle function and other core muscles to improve pelvic organ support and reduce symptoms.
Our Pelvic Health Physical Therapists will provide this specialized treatment to improve your bowel function, bladder control, and comfort during sexual activity. Integrating these muscles is crucial to your success. It does not necessarily mean that your muscles are strong.
Your comprehensive PT examination and treatment will provide everything you need for your pelvic health. Like high-level athletes, pelvic health patients are trained to visualize the muscles working and how they work together.
Our PTs employ various manual, hands-on techniques to restore healthy abdominal and pelvic function. The result is fluid movement. Biofeedback training is also used with patients to see the activity of the pelvic floor internally and externally.
Pelvic Floor Exercises
We teach the best exercise to patients with Pelvic health issues. These exercises show you how to contract the pelvic floor in all layers. You also learn how to relax the pelvic floor muscles correctly after contraction.
There is no need to bend down to experience bowel movements. The exercise routine includes diaphragmatic and box breathing techniques to improve muscle integration. To tone your pelvic floor for maximum strength and flexibility, you can also use this technique to relax and get restful sleep.
Our physical therapists use manual joint mobilization, massage, myofascial releases, lower pelvic congestion, visceral mobilization, stretching to improve posture, blood flow, and mobility.
Manual movements allow our therapists to sense what is going on in your body. It will help reset the Autonomic Nervous System so that you feel better faster and with less pain.
Vaginal Dilators & Weights
These tools are made of medical-grade acrylic and have a wand shape. They are used to help patients stretch and release their pelvic floor muscles.
This technique relieves pain in the pelvic floor, especially if tightening or shortened muscle. This technique helps you relax your pelvic floor muscles and allows you to successfully void your bladder, empty your bowels, and avoid painful intercourse.
We use vaginal weights to strengthen the muscles of your pelvic floor. These are graduated, small weights that each patient can purchase. After that, they will be taught how to use them, what time frames they can expect, and how to move up with the weights.
After treatment for gynecological tumors, women can use these wands and an anal or vaginal silicon type dilator to loosen and mobilize restricted tissues. We can help our patients to determine when and how they should perform these interventions.
Biofeedback Pelvic Floor
Biofeedback is used “to look” at the function of the pelvic floor muscles. Our team also has an sEMG or internal vaginal or anal sensor. These sensors can measure the electrical activity in the muscles to show your strength and ability to relax.
You and the PT can view and analyze the images together on the computer screen. This allows you to see recruitment and recruitment. You can feel confident in your training by using privacy, discretion, or consent.
New Real-time Ultrasound Technology
Our new, real-time Ultrasound technology is a great addition to pelvic floor training. We can see the pelvic floor working during the breath cycle. We have seen the floor better and can train it faster with enhanced visual input from our computer screen.
Some More Words
Many people find it scary to think about any topic that involves this part of the body. These topics are often not discussed openly, and people end up living with dysfunction and pain that can be prevented or treated.
The Lake City PT team is sensitive to this issue and will provide a safe environment to receive the pelvic healthcare you require. Lake City Physical Therapy sees all patients by direct access.
You can contact any of our offices to make an appointment and get rid of your painful endometriosis and pelvic floor dysfunction.