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If you always have pain with sex or it is something that is new and started after pregnancy, know that it is not normal. Sex should not be painful. There are medical reasons why some women experience pain during intercourse. There are treatment options available to naturally treat the pain by treating pelvic region and muscles without needing medicine or surgeries. It is not something to be ashamed of. In some cases, it can start to affect relationships when ignored for too long. Seek help.
Not being able to insert tampons (due to pain or feeling of something blocking it from getting in) is generally an early sign of pelvic floor dysfunction. Inability to tolerate gynecological exam or it being extremely painful is another early sign of pelvic floor problems in girls/women. So many women present with chronic pelvic pain, years of suffering (in silence without much help) from pain with penetration or inability to have penetrative sex at all generally also have history of inability to use tampons. It would be worth checking with a pelvic floor physical therapist to see if an early intervention can help prevent years of suffering later.
Well informed moms realize the importance of early post-pregnancy care in order to achieve healthy lifestyle in a long run. The ones who know back pain, weak abdomen, urine leak, bladder problems are not normal after delivery and the sooner they find help to treat these problems, faster will be their recovery.
There are so many runners and high performing athletes who eventually develop pelvic floor problems, a lot of times due to overactive pelvic muscles. If you notice pain, urine leak or any other symptoms related to your lower back or pelvic area, don't wait for it to get better on it's own. Seek professional assessment from a pelvic floor physical therapist to find out what's the root cause of your problem.
Age is a number. You are as young as you feel in your body and mind. Urine leak is not normal at any age. Just because you are >50-60 years old does not mean you have to accept urine leak as a part of your life or something that you have to live with. If ignored for a long time, it can lead to more serious problems like frequent urinary infections.
Pregnancy is a wonderful experience but it can be a difficult time for some moms. Now if you are a first time mom then regular back pain, hip pain, or sciatica can add to the anxiety and make the whole experience not so pleasant. It is important to treat your joint/muscle pain or any tingling/burning in your extremities as soon as you can. It will help you have a more comfortable pregnancy. It will help with birthing process as well as post-partum recovery. Do not wait until after you deliver the baby and assume it will get better on it's own after you have delivered.
Initial few months after delivering the baby are joyful and equally stressful. Sleep deprivation and physical exhaustion along with sitting for feeding the baby can lead to postural problems including neck pain, upper back pain with or without radiating pain shooting into the arm. Learning proper postural techniques and strengthening upper body can help counteract increased front body weight and gravity during breast feeding.
LICENSED PHYSICAL THERAPIST
Tulsi completed her Bachelor's in physical therapy from India in 2007, and Master's in physical therapy from Loma Linda University, CA in 2008. She has worked in outpatient orthopedic and home health setting in Michigan, New York and now in Dallas, TX.
Tulsi has over 12 years of experience as a physical therapist treating variety of orthopedic conditions as well as women's health/pelvic floor problems. She has had extensive training in various manual therapy skills such as Myofascial release, Joint mobilization, Trigger point release, Kinesio Taping as well as Strength and Conditioning.
While working in New York City, she worked with some of the leading orthopedic surgeons and women's health specialist doctors at NYU, the Hospital for special surgery as well as private practice doctors, giving her unique opportunities to learn advanced evaluation and treatment techniques, and to attend various courses and conferences including NYU Dance Injury Medicine and Rehabilitation Program and NYU Running Injury Symposium.
Tulsi is passionate about creating individualized treatment plans that include full body rehabilitation to optimize overall function.
In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her family. She adores her now almost 7 years old son who loves to laugh all the time. Working at Active Body Active Life helps her create a work-life balance that lets her spend quality time with her family while she is still able to provide the best quality one on one care to her patients.
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