Chronic Pelvic Pain - Western Women's and Mens Health
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Chronic Pelvic Pain

Chronic Pelvic Pain 


Chronic pelvic pain is a problem many men suffer and often it is hidden and difficult to diagnose.  It is very distressing both physically and emotionally.  Chronic prostatitis or painful bladder are common diagnosis, related to a tight pelvic floor.  If you have difficulty relaxing the pelvic floor muscles they can become chronically tense and overactive.  This can lead to ongoing sexual pelvic and bladder pain.


Common Symptoms:

> Pain? when you are sitting

> Pain in the anus, testes or penis

> Pain with erection, ejaculation or orgasm

> Involuntary pelvic floor spasm

> Pain when you have a full bladder

Possible Causes:

> Tense tight pelvic floor muscles

> Irritation, injury or compression of a nerve

> Infection of the prostate or bladder

> Injury or trauma to the area

> Genetic factors

> Psychological factors such as mood, relationship issues or past abuse

> Lifestyle factors such as high stress and little time for relaxation

> Overuse of core muscles

What To Expect:

Physiotherapy management of chronic pelvic pain, requires a thorough assessment to establish your goals, and requirements.  We will design a personalised pelvic floor muscle exercise program to relax and release your overactive pelvic floor muscles.  We will provide support to understand the relationship between your pain and physical and emotional health, and manual therapy to release the tight pelvic floor muscles.