Pelvic Pain Disorders
Pelvic pain disorders can occur for many reasons. Pelvic infections, surgery, trauma, pregnancy and childbirth can all be contributing factors. Pain can be felt in the genitals, lower abdomen, pubic region, low back, hips and groin. Pelvic pain disorders can greatly influence a woman’s day-to-day life and often prevent using tampons, participating in sexual activity, participating in physical activity and even simple actions like walking, sitting, lifting and bending. Improved control of the pelvic floor muscles, implementing coping strategies and optimizing pelvic tissue function can work together to provide relief and improve quality of life.
Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain
The female body undergoes many changes during the course of pregnancy to accommodate and nurture a growing baby. Unfortunately, this can often lead to pain in the low back, SI joints, pubic region, groin and the hips and muscles surrounding them. This pain can range from mild to severe and can be infrequent or persistent and often makes performing many daily activities difficult and uncomfortable.