Three reasons you’re feeling pain in your lower pelvic area

Pain in Lower Pelvic Area

Many of us go through our entire lives without having any pain in our lower pelvic area. However, others aren’t so lucky. Physical therapists can help you learn more about your pelvic area and issues that can lead to pain there. These specialists can also offer effective treatment options for pain in your lower pelvic area. 

Where is the pelvic area? 

When many people think of the pelvis, they think of the bones that are often called the hip bones. Yet the pelvic area is so much more than just the pelvic bones. Medical professionals consider all the structures between the abdomen and upper thighs a part of the pelvic area. 

Why are you feeling pain in your lower pelvic area? 

The lower part of the pelvic area is also referred to as the groin, and feeling pain in your lower pelvic area is common for people with certain conditions. A few of the conditions that can cause pain here include: 

  1. Pregnancy — On its own, pregnancy isn’t a negative medical condition. However, it can lead to issues that trigger pain in many parts of the pelvic area. Often, this pain is related to chemicals that are released during pregnancy. 

These chemicals help relax the muscles and other soft tissue in your pelvic area, which makes it easier to have a baby. Yet the relaxation of these structures can also lead to misalignments and other issues that trigger pain. 

  1. Pelvic floor dysfunction — The bottom of the pelvic area is lined with muscles called pelvic floor muscles. These muscles help support organs like the bladder and bowel, and they help the body expel both liquid and solid waste, too. Damage to these muscles can be painful. Pelvic floor muscles can also become too tight or loose, which can also result in pain. 
  1. Constipation — Problems with your pelvic floor muscles can often lead to constipation. This issue occurs when you experience difficulty evacuating your bowels, and this can lead to pelvic pain. You are considered to have constipation if you have fewer than three bowel movements per week. One medical study reports that up to 20% of the North American population is affected by constipation.

How can physical therapists treat pain in your lower pelvic area?

Physical therapists can create a treatment plan for your pelvic pain that is unique to you. Such a plan may include therapy techniques such as: 

  • Aquatic therapy intended to help promote relaxation and reduce strain on the pelvic area. 

Border TS offers treatment for pain in the lower pelvic area

Keen to find effective treatment for the pain in your lower pelvic area? Our Border Therapy Services team is prepared to help you find top-notch treatment options for your pain. We can do a free screening to determine the cause of your pelvic pain. Additionally, our physical therapists are adept at creating individualized therapy plans designed to reduce your pain and prevent it from recurring. You can even sign up for virtual therapy or at-home care sessions with us, which can help you treat your pain from home. 

Contact our team today for more information about how we can treat pelvic pain or to schedule your initial appointment.