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.

Kegel8 Guide to Pelvic Tightness

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

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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.

Alleviate pelvic pain, or anal/vaginal discomfort (including tightness and endometriosis) with the help of the Kegel8 Ultra 20 & Amanda Savage!

Amanda Savage is one of the UK’s leading specialist pelvic floor and women’s health physiotherapists, who has worked in the field for over 20 years offering supervised pelvic floor muscle training and support for the recovery of pelvic organ prolapses, incontinence and pelvic surgeries. With post-graduate qualifications, including a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge, she has also gained full membership of the Professional Network of Pelvic, Obstetric & Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP). As a Kegel8 ambassador, Amanda Savage has worked alongside us for many years in the development of our best-selling device, the Kegel8 Ultra 20 V2 Electronic Pelvic Toner, to ensure its efficacy. In addition, she has been integral to ensuring all supporting information and instructions are medically accurate so that the device is used correctly/effectively, and treatment is tailored to the specific condition of the user.

Find out more about Amanda Savage, her qualifications, experience, knowledge, and affiliations here.

Amanda Savage

Comes complete with an easy treatment plan, created by Amanda Savage, to get results in a matter of weeks!

If you’re suffering from pelvic pain, or anal or vaginal discomfort (including tightness and endometriosis), we understand just how debilitating it can be. The impact is has on both physical and emotional well-being should never be underestimated! However, thankfully, by performing regular pelvic floor exercise, we can alleviate some of this pain.

The vaginal walls are layered with pelvic floor muscles at the base and the sides, which need to have good tone and firmness to make the space feel supported. They must be able to contract strongly for bladder and bowel control when needed. However, the muscles only need to work just “enough” in everyday life to be part of our supportive posture. Indeed, muscles that work too much without being rested and stretched can become short or “tight”. Muscles that can’t “switch off” tire easily and, as a result, offer poor bladder control. In addition, muscles that are overworked can also become painful as well as make the pelvic organs feel compressed. This pain can be localised to just the vagina or sometimes felt in the surrounding abdomen and other parts of the pelvis. Pelvic floor muscles need to be able to properly relax to be able to fully empty the bladder and bowel and for sex to be comfortable.

Amanda Savage has segmented the treatment plan for pelvic pain included with your Kegel8 Ultra 20 into 3 areas: relaxation, pain relief and awareness. The aim is to relax the muscles and bring more blood flow to the area, then target the pain relief, and finally enable the user to find and feel their pelvic floor muscles. The first two sections specify the combination of programmes that should be used, and the final section details an 8-week exercise plan. The treatment plan has been specifically created for those suffering with pelvic pain or anal or vaginal discomfort (including tightness and endometriosis). Developed to improve strength and tone in the muscles so that they support the bladder and bowel without experiencing pain, discomfort or tiring easily, it also encourages the muscles to relax and activates helpful chemical reactions in the brain, which help to reduce pain.

So why opt to use an electronic device rather than performing the exercises yourself?

Well, it is thought that many women push downwards during independent pelvic floor exercises, which, rather than strengthening the muscles, can lead to further damage. In addition, it can be difficult to locate and target the correct muscles, making exercise less effective. The Kegel8 Ultra 20 V2 Electronic Pelvic Floor Toner can be used to exercise the pelvic floor muscles, increase blood flow to the area to improve healing, as well as relax the muscles. Removing the guesswork and essentially acting as a Sat-Nav for your pelvic floor muscles, it correctly targets and stimulates them. With 20 clinically proven pelvic floor exercise programmes which vary in frequency, intensity and duration, the Ultra 20 is proven to treat a variety of different conditions, including pelvic pain. And, in addition to tailored programmes, the specific 12-week exercise plans created by Amanda Savage advise exactly how the device should be used to depending upon your specific concern/condition.