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Treatment for PFD is primarily aimed at relaxing the affected muscles.

General treatment measures include:

  • Pelvic floor relaxation technique

  • Avoidance of constipation

  • Dietary modifications

  • Gentle exercise

These techniques will relieve symptoms for most patients, but it may take up to three months to see improvement.

Patients who are motivated and make these treatment measures a part of their daily lives have the best results.

Additional treatment techniques include:

  • TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation to block pain, increase blood flow and strengthen the problem muscles)

  • Bladder retraining

  • Biofeedback

  • Strengthening

  • Musculoskeletal treatment (myofascial therapy)

  • Postural education

  • Bladder training