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Are You Always Running to the Bathroom? Pelvic Floor PT can Help Urinary Frequency

  • Do you feel like you constantly have to go to the bathroom?
  • Does it feel like you have a UTI?
  • Are you always looking for the closest bathroom?

These are all symptoms of Urinary Frequency. Often, Urinary Frequency shows up looking like conditions such as a UTI, but your doctor or urologist can’t find a clear cause. Usually, if there’s no underlying condition, your Urinary Frequency is actually being triggered by your pelvic floor.

How does the Pelvic Floor Cause Urinary Frequency?

Any time you have any sort of trauma, stress, surgery in and around your pelvis or perhaps an actual infection, such as a UTI, it can affect the muscles of the pelvic floor. These conditions can cause the muscles to become irritated and/or tighten. Inflammation from infections can also cause the muscles to become irritated.

How can a UTI cause inflammation in the muscles of your pelvis? All of your muscles and organs are actually encased in a web of tissue called fascia. If the fascia around one organ (for example, your bladder) becomes irritated, it can cause a chain reaction that can travel through the fascia up through the other organs.

If the muscles of the pelvic floor become irritated, this can cause them to spasm and tighten. The pelvic floor muscles line the bottom of the pelvis and wrap around the openings of the urethra. So, if the muscles are constricted, they can contribute to urinary frequency.

Urinary Frequency and Other Pelvic Floor Conditions

More often than not, urinary is accompanied by other pelvic floor dysfunction. Urinary frequency can either be caused by one of these conditions, or the triggering factor for these conditions. Either way, it usually comes with other diagnoses such as:

  • –constipation
  • –pain with intercourse
  • hip pain
  • –Abdomen pain
  • –Scrotal or testicular pain
  • –pain with sitting.

Urinary Frequency Treatment

Treating urinary frequency means treating the muscles of the pelvic floor as well as the surrounding areas that influence the pelvic floor musculature, such as the hip, low back and abdomenal muscles.

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, click here to schedule a complimentary phone consultation to discuss your symptoms with one of our physical therapists.

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