You’ve probably heard of Kegel exercises for women to strengthen the pelvic floor, but what you may not have known is that they can be just as useful and effective in helping men battle issues with incontinence (among other dysfunctions) as well. If you’re a man struggling with difficult or frequent urination or other pelvic floor issues, you might not have prostatitis as many might assume.
More and more cases of men suffering from pelvic floor weakness are proving that not all pain is bacterial and many of these issues can be resolved with some physical therapy. If you’re suspicious that your pelvic pain might not be a case of prostatitis, you might want to give Kegel exercises a try.
Not sure how to exercise your Kegels? It’s actually quite simple and after a month of following these simple steps a few times a day you could be noticing a massive improvement.
- To access your Kegels try stopping your urine in mid-stream or search for the same action as you do when suppressing gas.
- Practice holding this muscle contraction for three seconds and then release for three seconds.
- When you get more comfortable with finding these muscles, focus on isolating these muscles by making sure you aren’t clenching your buttocks as well.
- Aim to achieve three sets of ten Kegels every day.
If you feel as though you can’t access these deep muscles you can always make an appointment with a qualified pelvic floor professional. Not sure what your first appointment with your pelvic floor physical therapy will be like? Take a look at this and rest assured that you’ll be in good hands and on your way to better health in no time.