What are Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions?

What are Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?

Pelvic Floor dysfunction can happen for a variety of different reasons, although most cases occur because the pelvic muscles are not functioning as they are meant to in balance. In some conditions, the muscle that form the pelvic floor are OVER active and contracting to create tight short muscles.  And the other side of conditions involve muscles that have become weak or lengthened and no longer support good health. This can lead to a variety of pathology may lead to pelvic floor dysfunction, affecting women, men and children.

Short and Tight Pelvic Floor Muscles , The muscles of the pelvic floor may shorten in response to something such as an abdominal or pelvic surgery, or painful menstruation. The tight and short muscles are usually associated with urgency, urge incontinence, dyspareunia (pain during sex), chronic pelvic pain, painful bladder syndrome (interstitial cystitis), pudendal neuralgia, vaginismus, vulvodynia, and chronic prostatis.

Long and Weak Pelvic Floor Muscles, For different reasons the muscles of the pelvic floor may be generally weak, or become ‘stretched out’. This muscle lengthening and weakness may develop, for example, after carrying and delivering a baby, or chronic coughing. This presentation is most commonly associated with incontinence (stress urinary incontinence, or urge urinary incontinence) and pelvic organ prolapse.