Chronic pelvic pain

Chronic pelvic pain affects up to 10% of men in Australia. It can be caused by a number of factors, such as pelvic floor dysfunction, chronic prostatitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, and post-surgical complications. Common symptoms that you may experience are as follows:

  • Pain or discomfort in the pelvic area, lower back, groin, or testicles
  • Pain or discomfort during or after sexual intercourse or ejaculation
  • Pain or discomfort with bowel movements or bladder emptying
  • Bladder issues such as urgency, frequency, or hesitancy
  • Erectile dysfunction or reduced sexual desire
  • Anxiety, depression, or other psychological distress

When chronic pelvic pain is not addressed, it can result in significant emotional and physical distress.

How can Pelvic Physiotherapy Help?

Pelvic health physiotherapy can play a critical role in the management of chronic pelvic pain in men. A pelvic health physiotherapist can perform a comprehensive assessment to determine the underlying cause of the pain, including evaluating the function of the pelvic floor muscles, nerves, and other structures in the pelvis.

Commonly found pelvic floor muscles can contribute to pain over time with these muscles developing tension, tightness and pain. Our physiotherapists will be able to assess you and based on your findings, provide a customised treatment plan can be developed to address your specific needs. This may involve:

  • A pelvic floor rehabilitation program to help reduce the tension in your muscles
  • Manual therapy techniques
  • Biofeedback
  • Relaxation exercises
  • Guidance to help reduce pain, improve function, and enhance overall quality of life through behavioural modifications

Pelvic health physiotherapy can also provide education and counselling on healthy lifestyle habits, including proper diet and exercise, stress management, and strategies for managing symptoms during flare-ups. With the right guidance and support, men with pelvic pain can experience significant improvement in their symptoms and regain control over their lives.

To find out more information or to make an appointment, contact us on 7006 5112

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