The pelvis is an area of the body that many people don’t think about very often. However, you may have been forced to think about it if you’re experiencing pain in this area. The pain can originate in several places, and it can be caused by a wide range of issues. There are two issues in particular that could be the direct cause of your pelvic pain.
One structure that’s found in the pelvic area is the rectum. Problems with this structure can cause pelvic pain in many people, and the most common of these problems is constipation. This condition often happens when there is an issue with the pelvic floor muscles. An example is that constipation can be linked to an inability to relax these muscles, and it can also be caused by pelvic muscles that are weak. Constipation can also stem from an issue called dyssynergia. Dyssynergia is when the pelvic muscles aren’t contracting and relaxing in a coordinated way.
The symptoms that constipation can cause aren’t limited to pelvic pain. People with this condition may also find themselves straining harder during a bowel movement, and constipation can also give people the feeling that the rectum is blocked. This issue can also cause harder or lumpier stools than normal.
A common cause of pelvic pain in men is a condition called prostatitis. It affects a gland under the bladder known as the prostate, and this gland is partly responsible for making the seminal fluid that carries male sperm. Prostatitis is a condition where this gland becomes infected and inflamed. Typically, this bacterial infection also causes the gland to swell, which can lead to several uncomfortable symptoms.
One of the most noticeable of these symptoms is pelvic pain, but there are several other symptoms you could experience with prostatitis. One of these symptoms is a burning sensation when urinating. Also, this infection can cause difficulty urinating, and it may also lead to more frequent urination, especially at night. Bacterial prostatitis can also lead to flu-like symptoms. These can include fever, chills and fatigue.
Armor Physical Therapy can help you treat the cause of your pelvic pain
The physical therapy specialists at Armor Physical Therapy can help patients treat many causes of pelvic pain. We offer free screenings, and this service is intended to help pinpoint the root cause of your pain. Once we know this cause, our team can build you an individualized treatment plan. Your plan will be strengthened by the multiple beneficial therapy techniques it uses, and some of these techniques may include:
Don’t hesitate to take the next step to start getting our help with your pelvic pain. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.