Admitting that you may need treatment from any sort of doctor can be difficult.
We’re busy, we’ve got bigger, more important things to get done than to treat an ongoing condition. Sometimes especially so when it’s related to our pelvic health. But what happens when your condition starts to impede with your daily tasks and the things you love to do?
Here are 4 signs it’s time to seek some expertise:
- Changing bathroom habits
Incontinence, urine leaking, or painful bowels certainly aren’t glamorous, and they can absolutely prevent you from living your life. If you notice any of these symptoms, or you find yourself in the bathroom (or leaking) a lot more there is hope! Physical therapy and Breathe. Physical Therapy is designed to isolate these problems and reign them back in so you can get on with life.
2. Uncomfortable or painful intercourse
Uncomfortable sex is well, uncomfortable. Some of us have dealt with our pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic pain for so long that we assume this must be the norm. Let us tell you – it’s NOT! You can have pain free sex, and enjoy it, too! Don’t waste one more day.
3. Repeat illnesses
Believe it or not, stress to your muscles and inflammation in your body can cause a weakened and strained immune system. This results in a lot more sick time for you. Most of us can’t afford to be sick (parents don’t take days off!) and we’d do anything to ensure that illness stays away. With physical therapy, your body is given the support it needs to function effectively and be a champion health machine.
4. Declining exercise capabilities or recovery time
Getting to the gym is hard. Getting to the gym and feeling like we aren’t making physical progress is hard, especially when we deal with injuries that are taking FOR. EVER. to heal. Stop wasting your valuable time, stop feeling rundown and sore, stop feeling like you’re not becoming stronger, faster, etc. You deserve to see your hard work pay off.
These tell-tell signs are your first step to recovery. Pay attention to what your body is telling you, and contact your physical therapist to see what can be done – we’ll bet it’s an awful lot!