Say what!? Yes you may have a tight pelvic floor.
Signs of pelvic floor muscles tightness or tension may include:
- pain with sex/tampon/PAP
- unresolved pelvic/hip/low back pain
- frequent trips to the bathroom
- a sudden sense of bladder or bowel urgency
- bladder leakage
- incomplete bladder emptying
- frequent and re-occurring symptoms of urinary tract infection (UTI)
- constipation or straining to void
If you answered yes to any of these then you may in fact have tight pelvic floor muscles that are contributing to your symptoms. And if you are doing "kegels" or pelvic floor muscle strengthening then you could be making your symptoms worse.
It is best to have your pelvic floor assessed by a pelvic health physiotherapist. With your consent, she will perform an internal vaginal examination to determine if your pelvic floor muscles are too tight. If that is what is found, then your therapist will prescribe specific exercises and techniques to help you relax your pelvic floor and restore its function so that you can improve your bladder/bowel/sexual function and reduce your pain.
If you are wanting to start reducing the tension in your pelvic floor today then check out my free guided meditation for pelvic healing here.
If you are interested in booking a virtual or in-person appointment to have your pelvic floor assessed then click here.
If you have any other questions please feel free to reach out to me at anytime :)
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