Pelvic floor dysfunction affects males too, though less commonly than in females, and discussed or recognized even less often. The male pelvic floor consists of muscles which run from the public bone at the front of the pelvis, to the tailbone at the back. Dysfunction can cause penile, testicular, groin, or abdominal pain, erectile dysfunction, urinary urgency or frequency, or constipation. Whether pain is chronic or new, or if you are dealing with the consequences of a recent prostatectomy, pelvic floor rehabilitation can help.
Conditions treated include but are not limited to:
- Persistent low back, hip, or leg pain
- Genital pain
- Anorectal pain
- Coccyx pain
- Pudendal neuralgia
- Ejaculatory or erectile dysfunction
- Abdominal pain
Is physical therapy helpful before a prostatectomy?
Sure! If you are able to do some “prehab” before your surgery, you’ll be ready to feel proactive and productive from the start. And you’ll have a better sense of what to expect, which can really help in managing anxiety during a potentially stressful event.