Men also have problems with pelvic pain and urinary and fecal incontinence. Sometimes these are the result of previous injuries, scar tissue development from injuries or surgeries, shifted pelvic alignment, or chronic tightness or weakness of the pelvic floor muscles. Men often experience pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, or incontinence of stool following treatment for many different types of cancer.
Many people do not realize that men also have a pelvic floor composed of muscles that help support the intestines, rectum, bladder and testes. These muscles like any others in the body can get too tight or weak. Men can benefit from physical therapy to help retrain these muscles.
Treatment consists of education, assessment of pelvic and body alignment, exercises, and myofascial release.