Organ prolapse or pelvic organ prolapse is due to pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. The organs like the uterus or bladder dislodge from their normal position and may cause them to protrude. The feeling of dragging and heaviness inside the vagina is one of the symptoms of organ prolapse.
This often occurs in women than in men. Pregnancy, childbirth, occupations, connective tissue disorders, menopause, obesity, smoking, and hobbies such as lifting weights are all causes of organ prolapse. In most cases, organ prolapse is not painful, but it can cause bowel and bladder disorders, sexual dysfunction, and chronic pelvic pain.
For this reason, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. A pelvic health physiotherapist can assist you to perform several pelvic floor exercises and learn how to manage organ prolapse. The goal is to prevent prolapse to progress to grade 3 & 4 when they require surgery for management. In four to six weeks depending on the grade of the prolapse, you may notice a difference. The exercises should be continued at home to ensure you do not develop organ prolapse again.
At Physiomobility, we have a team of qualified professionals who offer specialized treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions. Whether you have a chronic medical condition, such as arthritis, or you have experienced a sports injury, or suffer from dizziness and vertigo our experienced physiotherapists will provide you a personalized treatment, offering you relief from pain and discomfort and enabling you to get back to your usual activities quickly.