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Trigger Point Massage For Chronic Pelvic Pain
Chronic pelvic pain may be caused by a number of reasons – both bladder and bowel related. But sometimes the pain may have other origins.
One origin can be a tightness of the pelvic floor muscles causing them to be held in constant spasm, just like having a permanently clenched fist. This constant tightness then causes a dysfunction of not just the pelvic floor muscles but also other related structures around the pelvis such as ligaments and fascia.
Pelvic floor dysfunction, in both men and women, can be myofascial (i.e. within muscles and or tissues) and patients may have some extremely tender areas within the muscle known as trigger points.
These can respond well to massage and stretches done by a clinical physiotherapy specialist. Patients are encouraged to exercise and perform daily stretches in conjunction with treatment.