What is pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain is a very common problem in women. It can be acute or chronic.  Chronic pelvic pain is pain that persists longer than 6 months and doesn’t improve with treatment.

What are the causes of Pelvic Pain?

  • Nerve irritation or inflammation
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Bladder pain syndrome
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Ruptured ovarian cyst
  • Miscarriages
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Appendicitis
  • Ruptured fallopian tube
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Scar tissue between the organs in the pelvic cavity
  • Endometrial polyps
  • Cancers of the reproductive tract
  • Musculoskeletal Conditions like strains, sprains, or hernias

Who is most prone to pelvic pain?

  • Women generally have higher risk of experiencing pelvic pain due to conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids, and other conditions.
  • Pelvic pain is more common in women of childbearing age
  • It is common in individuals with a history of pelvic infections or those who have undergone pelvic surgeries
  • History of sexual trauma
  • Psychological factors like depression, anxiety and high-stress levels,
  • Individuals with weak pelvic floor muscles

Mississauga Pelvic HealthIs Pelvic Physiotherapy a Possible Treatment for Pelvic Pain?

  • Pelvic Floor strengthening and Relaxation exercises to reduce pain, decrease muscle tension, and help improve muscle coordination
  • Manual therapy which may include soft tissue massage, and myofascial release
  • Biofeedback to help train patients how to  properly engage and relax the muscles of the pelvic floor
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) to help with pain
  • Education – Pelvic physiotherapists can provide advice on proper posture and body mechanics to prevent aggravation of pain.
  • Deep breathing exercises to help help promote relaxation and decrease stress
  • Retraining of bowel and bladder to reduce symptoms

We have 8 locations with pelvic health physiotherapists to help you.



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