You are at your door, about to put the key into the door lock, and nothing other than crossing your legs keeps it inside.
You are sleeping like a log, and suddenly you have to go. Like NOW
Your hips are stiff, and they often hurt. Lower back is the same and you can’t even think of getting intimate without fearing the pain that just keeps getting worse.
Couldn’t make it in time and leaked a tiny bit today. But leaked a bucket-full the time before that and something in between the time before that.
You walk into a new place and your eye is scanning and making mental notes about how to get to the bathroom when you just have GO!
My dear women folk, these are symptoms of a tight pelvic floor and the result of it is called Urge incontinence.
Now that you have the name, let’s see what it takes to tame.
The pelvic floor is foundational to a woman’s life, but it also is very susceptible to problems that might originate elsewhere in the body. For some women, it could compensate for a badly aligned foot, in some others the ribcage (or something else could influence it).
A tight pelvic floor and urge incontinence are absolutely curable. Once you recognize your bladder has taken on a distressed “persona”, you can take back control and live your life on your own terms.
As I explained in a previous post, the key is to look at the entire body and assess the reason for tightness of the pelvic floor. Some simple techniques are:
Strengthening the muscles that your pelvic floor is compensating for Using appropriate breathing techniques to connect with and relax the pelvic floor muscles and Using relaxation techniques like mental imagery to train the brain to keep the pelvic floor muscles relaxed.
In my practice, I have seen stiff rib cages and upper-abs-gripping are the most common reasons for urge incontinence. Here are a few things you can start to do right away to make your pelvic floor feel better:
Allow the detrusor (bladder muscle) to work on its own when you pee. Do not push out pee. Simply sit and relax. Drink plenty of water each day for bladder and kidney health! Be conscious of potential irritants, like coffee and diet drinks. If you’re experiencing issues, like urge incontinence, try cutting out potential irritants for a few days and see if it improves. Try to avoid “just in case” pee as much as possible. Occasionally won’t hurt you, but if it becomes a habit multiple times per day, this can lead to urge incontinence issues. Don’t wait too long. Overfilling the bladder decreases its ability to completely empty itself. The detrusor muscle becomes less effective at fully emptying the bladder once it’s stretched out If you have leaks just after you have finished peeing, on your way up from the toilet seat, try creating a big arch in your lower back (anterior pelvic tilt) to prevent them
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