Pudendal Neuralgia is a painful condition caused by irritation of the pudendal nerve, usually via compression by muscles or ligaments along its pathway in the pelvis. This irritation causes pain and dysfunction (urinary/bowel and sexual) in both males and females. It is well established that most men wait years before seeking help with pelvic floor issues therefore, this blog will focus on men. The diagnosis of Pudendal Neuralgia is primarily based on signs and symptoms. Diagnostic tests alone are not [...]
There are misconceptions when it comes to issues such as pelvic pain. The medical community often considered this a female problem related to pregnancy, postpartum, menstrual cycle, or female reproductive organs…but as you may guess, anyone with a pelvis can have pain and that includes males. Guys haven’t had it so good with it comes to dealing with male pelvic health issues and the intervention provided by the medical community. Too often (and still so today), male pelvic pain was [...]
...it’s more common than you think…and yes, it can be treated! With June being Men's Health Awareness Month, we wanted to bring awareness to a problem that is commonly misdiagnosed. Men with pelvic pain are almost always misdiagnosed as “prostatitis” and are prescribed rounds of antibiotics even though they do not have an infection. More commonly referred to as Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) which can present as perineal (pelvic floor) and genital pain. The prevalence of CPPS in the [...]
Let me ask you…are your teeth touching right now? Do you have jaw pain? Do you hold your stress by clenching your teeth? One of the easiest ways to relieve jaw pain is to learn to relax your jaw and facial muscles and maintain a proper resting jaw position. Your teeth should NOT make contact but should be slightly separated at rest. The tip of your tongue should be touching the roof of your mouth behind your top teeth and [...]
Physical Therapy for Headaches and Migraines Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints. Recent data suggests the prevalence of this condition is rising. Most people experience headaches at some point in their life regardless of age, race or gender. There are a multitude of different types and classifications of headaches. It is important that your type of headache is accurately diagnosed as many people suffer from a combination of different types; this will determine the specific treatment [...]
Need a Needle? // Dry Needling 101 Savas Koutsantonis PT, DPT Is Dry Needling right for me? Dry Needling is quickly becoming commonplace as many more practitioners are offering this procedure. What is it exactly? It’s a highly effective technique that’s used to treat patients who are suffering from pain generated from myofascial trigger points. It involves the use of a thin,flexible filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying trigger points and other connective tissues. What is a [...]
We are proud to announce that Amanda Blackmon and Savas Koutsantonis are teaching Dry Needling as Laboratory Instructors for Myopain Seminars in their Janet G. Travell, MD Seminar Series. One on One is proud to help Myopain Seminars set the standard in myofacial trigger point education worldwide.