Some time ago there was a post entitled " Why Choose a Women's Health Physical Therapist? "
There were many reasons listed for this and I agreed with most or all of them.
However men with pelvic floor dysfunction (or in my case, pelvic/voiding pain), have difficulty finding a physical therapist (PT) that's even willing to try, much less have some success.
Many men suffer from Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPPS). It can come in various forms, and often times no cause can be found. It has been estimated that as many as 10 percent of men have experienced, or will experience, some form of CP/CPPS.
CP/CPPS is usually defined as chronic pain in the male pelvic region that has lasted at least three months. The pain is usually accompanied by difficulties with voiding and sexual activity, usually painful ejaculation ("e-pain"). There are three recognized classifications:
Type I: Acute bacterial prostatitis
Type II: Chronic bacterial prostatitis
Type III: Ch...
The inability to get a good night's sleep and awaken feeling refreshed is a common problem for people with fibromyalgia. The question is – are the sleep problems a result of having fibromyalgia or is fibromyalgia the result of having problems sleeping. It's basically a chicken and egg kind of question. Based on their study reported in the November issue of the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism , researchers at Norwegian University of Science and Technology believe that, at the very least, sleep problems can increase a person's risk of developing FM. Study Design and Results The longitudinal study included 12,350 women who were free of fibromyalgia , musculoskeletal pain, and physical impairments at baseline in 1984 to 1986. The researchers followed up with the women 10 years later in 1995 to 1997. At that time, 327 of them had developed FM. The researchers found that the relative risk of developing FM tripled for women between the ages of ...
Swallowing problems consist of any problem in which the normal movements associated with swallowing do not occur. Normal swallowing of food and liquid requires coordination of a large number of muscles in the mouth, throat (pharynx) and esophagus (the tube that leads from the pharynx into the stomach). As food is placed in the mouth, we close our lips to prevent drooling . Muscles of the tongue and jaw move around in the mouth for chewing. When chewing is finished, the food is collected into a ball by movements of the tongue. The swallow begins as the tongue pushes the food upward and backward towards the back of the mouth and the throat. As the tongue pushes the food or liquid toward the back of the mouth, the muscles in the pharynx begin to move to receive the food. The top of the windpipe (larynx) begins to lift, move forward, and close to keep food from going into the lungs. The soft part of the roof of the mouth (the soft palate) lifts to close off the entrance to the nose. As food pa...
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