If you’re experiencing menstrual pain, pelvic pain, and increased sensitivity or activity in your pelvic floor muscles, then it is a good idea to have yourself checked for endometriosis. Endometriosis and some Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP) conditions are common, with endometriosis affecting 1 in 10 women and CPP affecting 1 in 5. These conditions can be associated with inflammation that can be reduced with an integrated and multi-disciplinarary approach to management to reduce pain.
What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a common disease in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus in other parts of the body.
What are the Symptoms of Endometriosis or Chronic Pelvic Pain
The most common symptoms of endometriosis are:
- Menstrual pain
- Pelvic pain, either cyclical or non-cyclical
- Overactive/oversensitive pelvic floor muscles
Other symptoms can include:
- Pain during sex
- Infertility or hormonal imbalance
- Heaving bleeding
- Bladder dysfunction, including frequency, urgency or pain
- Bowel dysfunction
- Gastrointestinal upsets such as diarrhoea, constipation, nausea, bloating
How is Endometriosis treated?
While there is no cure for the condition at the moment, our expert physiotherapists here at Sydney Pelvic Clinic can help you effectively alleviate the pain that is associated with it through abdominal/pelvic floor release, pelvic down floor training, nervous system down-regulation, and targeted exercises and stretching routines you can do on your own at home.
How Can a Pelvic Physio Help?
- Reduce pain and discomfort
- Relax and release pelvic floor tension
- Improve stress, anxiety and sleep
We always recommend that you continue to work closely with your Gynaecologist to help you more effectively manage this condition.
Ready to Tackle Endometriosis or Chronic Pelvic Pain Head On?
Book in an initial consult with a Physio for pain relief and management.