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How to Reduce Pelvic Pain

For many women with endometriosis, pelvic pain is a frequent experience. Does pelvic pain interfere with your quality of life? An advocate and pelvic floor physical therapist, Erin Glace, shares her tips for reducing pelvic pain:

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  • Keri Wiginton moderator
    10 months ago

    Would pelvic floor tension contribute to a diaphragm cramp while running? I’ve always had trouble running because I get the cramp easily, despite trying to breathe normally. I’m definitely interested to learn more about how to ease this tension!

  • Erin Glace author
    10 months ago

    Hi Keri!
    Yes the diaphragm and pelvic floor are very connected both anatomically and functionally. With a deep diaphragmatic belly breath in, your pelvic floor muscles should lengthen and relax and with exhale, your pelvic floor should recoil gently back to neutral. Sometimes with running, you may be “gripping” your pelvic floor or breathing more shallowly than would be desirable. Try practicing the belly breath and pelvic floor release as in the video. You may try to do the same with walking and then slow jog (maybe on a treadmill) with progression to running. Hope that it is a bit helpful! Let me know if you have any other questions!

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