Symptoms of PFD include constipation, urine or stool leakage, and frequent need to urinate. Other symptoms include chronic low back pain, pain during intercourse (for women), and erectile dysfunction (for men). Medical conditions such as pelvic inflammatory diseases and prostatitis can cause pelvic floor disorder in women and men, respectively. Pelvic floor muscles, just like other muscles of the body, need to be exercised to keep the tone. Any condition that weakens the muscles and connective tissues of the pelvic floor, such as childbirth (for women) and aging (for both men and women), may lead to pelvic floor disorder and even organ prolapse if treatment is delayed.
These conditions do not resolve on their own if not treated. Trained healthcare providers such as physical therapists and gynecologists can help. If you are suffering from one or a combination of these symptoms, please, contact your physical therapist and/or gynecologist for help. You can also contact your primary care physician/provider who can refer you to a trained physical therapist and/or gynecologist who are able to help improve your quality of life.
At Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center,
we offer Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy.
Our highly trained/licensed Physical Therapist, Dr. Patience Nduku, combines physical therapy and biofeedback to help you get back on track.