Pelvic pain is pain in the lowest part of your abdomen and pelvis. Pelvic pain can sometimes radiate to your lower back, buttocks or thighs, vagina or testicles. It is most common in women but can still be a problem for men.
Depending on its source, pelvic pain can be:
Pelvic pain can arise from the reproductive, urinary or digestive systems, or from musculoskeletal sources. Several types of diseases and conditions can cause pelvic pain. Chronic pelvic pain, which is present for more than six months, can have many contributing factors.
Causes of pelvic pain may be determined by medical tests. In addition, healthcare providers may ask questions regarding the pain and other symptoms to help determine the cause. Common causes of pelvic pain include:
Treatment may include:
Physical Therapy may be helpful for women’s or men’s pelvic pain. This may include:
Our Therapy & Sport Center has specialized therapies available for treating pelvic pain in both men and women.