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quennie

741d

does anyone with pelvic floor disfunction have issues exercising

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    • YanyLaurel

      727d

      @Foxie would that help the squatting leg muscles get stronger? I assume so right? I mean the muscles you use to squat

    • Foxie

      728d

      They're really expensive but I bought a recumbent tricycle, no pressure on pelvic floor at all.

      • YanyLaurel

        727d

        @Foxie would that help the squatting leg muscles get stronger? I assume so right? I mean the muscles you use to squat

    • Alienlover

      738d

      Cupping massage is easy. You can buy a cup on Amazon. Watch some videos. You just need one medium size cup and lotion. You use the cup to get suction then while dragging it across your stomach you lift up the cup. Look on YouTube I’m sure there are videos. Also massaging your belly helps. And breathing exercises of course!

    • Aurora88

      740d

      I was misdiagnosed with interstitial cystitis and I was on elmiron for 11 years until my husband wanted me to get a second opinion , it was pelvic floor dysfunction , and it was a relief but some days I just can’t function feeling like I have bladder infections

      • quennie

        737d

        @Aurora88 I started to walk now instead of other exercises and it feels better. I'm also trying to be less stressed which is difficult for me, because I've noticed that being stressed makes it worse.

    • Alienlover

      741d

      Go online and see if there are some tips. My main problem was my stomach area was so tight. It needs to be soft . I keep my core strong because of my back but I never realized I should breath out on exertion. Also I do cupping massage on my stomach. It’s wonderful. Also I do other release exercises. Posture is also very important. I was a shallow breather. Don’t know if you are but you can work on that if you are.

      • quennie

        740d

        @Alienlover what is cupping massage?. I see what you're saying tho about tight abs I went very aggressive with abs workouts so maybe there is a correlation.

    • Alienlover

      741d

      No I do not now. I did have pelvic floor surgery and could not exercise for a long time after. I would highly recommend a good pelvic floor physical therapist. Worked wonders for me so much so I wish I had done it before the surgery.

      • quennie

        741d

        @Alienlover I did PT it didn't work. But I stopped spinning which I did minimum 15 years 3 to 5 times a week and things are getting much much better I believe the bike could be a problem for pelvic floor but no one ever pointed that out to me. Unfortunately now I can't even do heavy lifting I hope with time it will all heal. It's been a tough 3 years and all doctors wanted to do was give me bladder meds. And antibiotics because it was making my bladder irritated they said it was a UTI. Thank you. I don't have insurance I do wish I could do more PT tho.

        • YanyLaurel

          740d

          @quennie The way your doctor's are reacting sounds so frustrating, I am so sorry!! I had to see many doctors before having all the puzzle pieces come together and understand why my body is doing what it's doing.

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