Pelvic tightness, or pelvic tension, is something that affects a lot of women at some point in their lives and it can be really painful and even affect your quality of life. As well as causing pelvic pain, if your pelvic floor is tight, it can lead to incontinence and intimacy problems.
Symptoms of Tight Pelvic Muscles
The main symptom of tight pelvic muscles is pelvic pain – unlike other causes of pelvic pain like infection, pelvic inflammatory disease or endometriosis, you will just feel painful, tight muscles and muscle spasm, just like if you had muscular pain in your arm or leg.
- Weak Pelvic Floor – if your muscles are tight & painful all the time, this can lead to muscles weakening, causing incontinence and even prolapse
- Intimate Problems – tight muscles aren’t always great in the bedroom – if your pelvic floor muscles are too tight, this can lead to problems like vaginismus and painful intercourse.
Causes of Pelvic Tightness
Tight and painful pelvic floor muscles can be caused by a range of different things. It’s important to take good care of your pelvic floor, not only to prevent leaks and stress incontinence, but also to keep your muscles in good shape and avoid pelvic pain.
- Pelvic Surgery – this can damage your pelvic muscles and make them tight
- Pelvic infection – if there is swelling and inflammation in your muscles this can cause tightness and pain
- Too much pelvic floor exercise – that’s why exercising with Kegel8 is great because it gives your muscles time to rest between exercises
- Emotional & mental factors
Treatment for Tight Pelvic Muscles
If you have tight pelvic muscles and the pelvic pain that goes alongside, there are things you can do to help relax your muscles and treat pelvic pain.
- Do your pelvic floor exercises correctly – don’t overdo it – use a Kegel8, because by using a Kegel8 your muscles have the right amount of time to relax properly between exercises
- Avoid heavy lifting – this puts extra pressure on your pelvic floor
- Avoid intense core/abdominal exercises – while we all want a sleek and flat tummy, too many core exercises put pressure on your pelvic floor
- Take time to relax – remember that the pelvic floor is like any other muscle in your body and if you’re tired, stressed or tense, your pelvic floor muscles will get tense too. Take a warm bath and take time for yourself – you should find that this really helps.
The Kegel8 Ultra Pelvic Toner features a relaxation programme to help relax tense pelvic floor muscles – in just 20 minutes a day you can get help to relax your muscles and soothe away tight and painful pelvic floor muscles.