Men’s Pelvic Health
Men also have pelvic floors, men’s pelvic health is important. Chronic inflammation and irritation to the prostate, surgery or pelvic floor muscle weakness may contribute to incontinence and erectile dysfunction. Certain sitting positions, exercise techniques and stressful events can contribute to overworked, strained and tight muscles or irritated nerves, all of which can lead to pain.
Falls, trauma, and sport can lead to injured pelvic floor and core muscles. Sometimes physiotherapy can help with these issues by improving muscle strength, coordination and flexibility. Men can struggle to use their pelvic floor muscles properly. They tend to squeeze too strongly or even use the incorrect muscles.
An experienced pelvic floor physiotherapist can help you to re-learn how to use these muscles properly, allowing for good strength, relaxation and coordination, in an effort to improve your symptoms.
See Incontinence or Pelvic Pain Disorders for more information