Specializing in the Treatment of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

  Email : TinaBaumPhysicalTherapy@gmail.com

Male Pelvic Pain

Many men are treated with medication for a urinary tract infection even when their cultures are coming back negative. They are often diagnosed with chronic prostatitis. If you have been treated for chronic prostatitis and your symptoms keep coming back, you may be a good candidate for physical therapy evaluation.

Unfortunately, pelvic pain syndromes are often seen as more of a “woman’s” issue. Many pelvic floor physical therapists are only trained to treat women. Tina has been trained to treat men and has been successfully treating men for many years.

The symptoms of pelvic pain in men often includes one or more of the following:

  • Pain or discomfort in the penis/scrotum/perineum or anus
  • Pain or discomfort during or after sexual relations
  • Golf ball feeling in the rectum or pressure in the rectum
  • False sense of rectal or urinary urgency
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Tailbone pain/coccydynia
  • Urinary hesitancy, urgency and/or frequency
  • Decreased force of urinary stream
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Abdominal and/or groin pain
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Pelvic pain that interferes with sitting and exercise

Common medical diagnoses that may have a musculoskeletal component include, but not limited to:

  • Chronic Nonbacterial Prostatitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pin Syndromes
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome
  • Proctalgic Fugax

Common associated orthopedic diagnosis that may coexist with pelvic floor dysfunction:

Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) in men is characterized by waxing and waning pelvic pain symptoms that have been present for at least 3 months over the last 6 months, in the absence of a urinary tract bacterial infection but in the presence of urinary symptoms and sexual dysfunction. It is estimated that 90%-95% of men diagnosed with prostatitis have no prostate infection.

  • Tailbone pain/Coccydynia/Coccyx Fractures
  • Pelvic Girdle Pain
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Numerous lumbar and hip injuries and pathologies