Myofascial pelvic pain is a condition characterized by chronic pain and discomfort in the muscles and soft tissues of the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that support the bladder, uterus, and rectum, and play an important role in urinary and bowel function, sexual function, and childbirth.
Symptoms of myofascial pelvic pain can include:
Treatment for myofascial pelvic pain typically involves a combination of therapies, including:
Physical therapy: A physical therapist can help develop a personalized exercise program to improve the strength and flexibility of the pelvic floor muscles, as well as teach relaxation and stretching techniques.
Trigger point release therapy: This involves applying pressure to the trigger points in the pelvic floor muscles to release tension and reduce pain.
Medications: Pain relievers, muscle relaxants, and nerve pain medications may be prescribed to help manage pain and discomfort.
Lifestyle modifications: Making changes to your daily habits, such as improving posture, reducing stress, and avoiding activities that aggravate the condition, can also help manage symptoms.