Debunking Common Pelvic Floor Myths

Pelvic floor muscles are often considered to be very magical and mystical and people do not tend to know much about them unless there are problems within them. This is why there are many misconceptions around them. If these myths are not debunked timely, it will prevent you from learning more about these muscles, what they do and how to keep them optimally functional. 

In this blog below, we will be tackling certain misconceptions about floor muscles and handing you the right information.

Pelvic floor problems are bound to come with age

Many studies reveal that about 46% of women and 11% of men have been acknowledging some sort of pelvic floor dysfunction. Although they have no relevance to age, they seem to get worse as you get older. These issues are inevitable and should not just be accepted as they will only occur once you age. These issues, however, can be treated through multiple preventive measures like good exercise habits, and a proper lifestyle. Physiotherapy and occasional surgeries are also an option.

Pelvic floor dysfunction only happens in women

The symptoms and disorders of this problem manifest differently in individuals, and men are also equally susceptible to pelvic floor muscle-related issues. Women and men have very similar internal anatomy and this also holds for the pelvic floor muscles. If one wants to get benefitted, they can opt for therapy or exercises. Do not let others fool you by saying that the disorders are not meant for everybody.

Kegels are the cure for the pelvic floor muscle problems

Kegel exercises have risen out of pop culture in the past few years. This has led them to gain popularity as an exercise that is a cure for mostly everything, including pelvic floor muscle issues. The truth is that the Kegels are only a useful tool in certain specific situations. There are many situations or pelvic floor problems where the Kegels will not be productive enough or might backfire too.

You should stop the urine to do Kegels

This is a great way to find the pelvic floor muscles, but it is not good to perform Kegels while urinating. This is a direct interruption in the brain and bladder functioning and can prove to be detrimental.

To help you overcome this situation, pelvic floor physiotherapy is always helpful and safe. However, expert advice is always recommended when it comes to any therapies or sessions.