What’s causing your pelvic pain? Here are four issues related to it

Causes of Pelvic Pain

The pelvis is generally considered to be the area containing all of the structures in the lower torso between the abdomen and thighs, including the muscles, bones and reproductive organs. Any of the pelvic structures could develop an issue that leads to pain, but there are four issues in particular that are commonly connected to pelvic pain. 

Four issues related to pelvic pain

There’s a long list of conditions connected to pelvic pain. Many of these issues involve problems with the pelvic floor muscles. These muscles act like a hammock that holds up the pelvic organs. They can be sprained, overstretched and over-tightened like any other muscles. Here are four pelvic floor issues commonly associated with pelvic pain: 

  1. Constipation — The pelvic muscles play a large role in helping remove waste from the intestines through the rectum. Constipation occurs when you have difficulty moving your bowels, which can be the result of weak or overly tight pelvic muscles. 
  1. Pelvic organ prolapse — Most of the pelvic organs are held in place by the pelvic floor muscles. The overstretching or weakening of these muscles encourages these organs to move downward out of their normal position, which is a painful issue known as pelvic organ prolapse. 
  1. Adhesions — Adhesions are areas of scar tissue that build up in a muscle. They often develop after a muscle injury, including injuries in the pelvic floor muscles after they’re overstretched or torn. The result is muscles that are tighter, less flexible and painful. 
  1. Muscle spasms — Like other muscles in the body, pelvic floor muscles can tense up unexpectedly. This is known as a muscle spasm. There are many factors that can lead to pelvic floor muscles spasms, such as overuse of the muscles and dehydration.

How can Excel Sports & Physical Therapy help treat your pelvic pain?

Are you dealing with one of these issues related to pelvic pain? Our physical therapists are standing by to help treat your pain. We offer complimentary screenings that can help pinpoint the source of your pain. Our team also has experience building personalized pelvic pain treatment plans. These plans make use of multiple beneficial therapy techniques, including: 

Don’t wait to start getting our help with your pelvic pain. Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.