Physical Therapy and Pelvic Pain

This is when you feel pain in the pelvic area. There are many reasons for it. You may have a dysfunction in your digestive system, kidney system, or muscle and tendon problems with the pelvic bones. The disturbance of the nerves in your pelvic area could be the cause.


The most common causes of pelvic pain in both males and women are

  • Appendicitis
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Renal system disorders
  • GIT Disorders
  • Nerves damage
  • Hernia
  • Pelvic bone disorder
  • Prostatitis (swelling of the prostate gland).
  • Testicular disorders
  • Injury to the pelvis can cause a broken pelvis
  • Bladder problems

These conditions are common for males as well as females, while certain conditions can cause pelvic pain in only females, like

  • Ectopic pregnancy and other pregnancy-related disorders
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Miscarriage
  • Disorders in the male reproductive system
  • Ovary cancer
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Apart from all these causes, the most common cause is pregnancy. Most pregnant women experience pelvic pain due to the baby’s weight.


For females, it is difficult to recognize pelvic pain due to menstrual cramps or pelvic pain. It is most commonly diagnosed in females at f. The most common symptoms of pelvic pain in females are

  • Menstrual cramps
  • Vaginal bleeding or abnormal discharge
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty with urination
  • Bloating
  • Pain during sexual intercourse


A physical therapy treatment is the best treatment for pelvic pain relief. Hormonal drugs and other medications are also used. A physical therapist can suggest stretching exercises, massage, and other methods that can help relieve pelvic pain.

Sometimes, a physical therapist may use transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation to deliver electric impulses to the pelvic region and help you identify pain in the muscles. Physical therapy, in addition to medication, is an important path for treating pelvic pain.


Pelvic pain can be very severe, and Ken Watson will tell you that if it is not treated promptly, only medication is not sufficient to treat the condition. Expert physical therapy sessions are essential for treating pelvic pain. To treat pelvic pain, consult a physical therapist immediately.

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