Pelvic pain is a term used to describe pain felt in the lower back and pelvis.
What causes pelvic pain?
- Pelvic pain may be caused by:
- Pelvic fracture
- Stress fracture
- Osteitis pubis
- Compressed nerves
- Sacroiliac dysfunction
- Weak or strained muscles
- Poor posture
- Pelvic pain may be an overuse injury caused by the stress of repetitive movements on the joints and structures in the pelvic area, or it may be as a result of an acute injury.
What are the symptoms of pelvic pain?
Symptoms of pelvic pain will vary but can include:
- Localized or referred pain
- Muscle spasms
- Pain in abdomen or lower back (referred pain)
What can physical therapy do for pelvic pain?
Physical therapy treatments can help improve pelvic pain. Common treatment modalities include:
- Gait re-education following biomechanical assessment
- Manual therapy
- Postural advice
Pelvic pain describes pain felt in the lower back and pelvis. It can be an acute injury or due to overuse. It may be caused by damage to the muscles, bones, joints, or nerves in the pelvic region. At Stroke & Diabetes Center our physiotherapists understand the impact pelvic pain can have on a person’s everyday activities. Through a range of physical therapy treatments such as manual therapy, exercise and massage, our physiotherapists can help improve pain and restore normal movement.