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Whether you have pelvic pain, an acute injury, or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today at: Bradenton-Central Clinic: (941) 749-1734 Ellenton Clinic: (941) 721-1854 problems is usually a result of diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or stroke. Common conditions that may cause urinary incontinence include: • Pregnancy. • Menopause. • Weak bladder muscles • Overactive bladder muscles • Damaged bladder nerves, typically from diseases such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s • Blockage from an enlarged prostate • Difficulty getting to the bathroom in time, due to diseases such as arthritis • Damaged pelvic floor nerves, due to injury or surgery • Pelvic organ prolapse • Prostatitis • Benign prostate hyperplasia
Of course, most people seek physical therapy when they’re suffering from a common injury or condition, such as whiplash, tendinitis, low back pain, or ligament sprains. Perhaps lesser known is that chronic pelvic pain and dysfunction, especially issues with incontinence, can respond positively to physical therapy intervention. Understanding Incontinence. Urinary incontinence has a reputation of being something that only little old ladies have. However, many young people experience urinary incontinence, as well. More women are affected by urinary incontinence than men; however, it is common for men to experience it after certain procedures, such as prostate surgery. Fortunately, there are many treatments for urinary incontinence. There are two main types of incontinence: stress incontinence and urge incontinence. Stress incontinence is caused when one experiences a urine leak due to pressure on the bladder. For example, stress incontinence can occur when exercising, lifting heavy objects, laughing, coughing, or sneezing. This is the most common type of bladder control problem in younger to middle-aged women, and it may occur around the time of menopause. Urge incontinence is caused when there is a sudden and emergent need to urinate. Someone experiencing urge incontinence may not have enough time to make it to the toilet before leakage occurs. This type of bladder control
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