Male Pelvic and Genital Pain Management
Treating the Pudendal nerve
Pudendal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the pudendal nerve, which runs through the pelvic region, and supplies sensation to the perineum, genitals, and rectum. This condition can cause significant discomfort and impact a person’s quality of life. While your doctor will prescribe you medication, physiotherapy has a significant role in helping manage pudendal neuralgia, or genital pain.
What is Pudendal Neuralgia?
Pudendal neuralgia (pain or altered sensation from the pudendal nerve), occurs when the pudendal nerve becomes irritated, compressed, or damaged, leading to chronic pain. The causes of this condition can vary and may include trauma, prolonged sitting, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, or nerve entrapment. The symptoms can be diverse and may involve pain, numbness, or tingling in the perineal area, penis or scrotum and anus region.
Pudendal nerve pain is often experienced during or after sitting, sexual intercourse, or bowel movements.
How physio can help to resolve Pudendal Neuralgia?
East Gosford Physiotherapy offers a holistic and multidimensional approach to managing pudendal neuralgia.
Your Men’s health physios will undertake a thorough assessment and develop a tailored treatment plan that may include a number of treatment aspects which all have a role in settling down your pain.
See below for treatment options