What it is, how it manifests, and can physical therapy can help.
Urge Urinary Incontinence (UUI) is unwanted leakage associated with a strong sudden urge to urinate. It often occurs when getting home from running errands, putting a key in the door, with the sound of running water, or when just in sight of the toilet. It can also happen without any trigger. Urge incontinence can happen to anyone and all genders, but it is often more common in women after having a baby, and the older one gets.
Urge incontinence is frequently associated with increased pelvic floor muscle tension, meaning that strengthening the pelvic floor muscles may not be the initial answer. Pelvic health physical therapists can perform an assessment to determine what strategies might be most beneficial for you to improve your symptoms.
Mendwell is a Pelvic Health Physical Therapy clinic serving patients in Portland, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, and Tigard. Our team of specialists are passionate about helping patients improve pelvic function, relieve pain, and get back to feeling their best. Reach out to learn how we can help.