Daily Fact #20 – Exercise and IC

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IC Awareness Fact #20 - Exercise and IC

Has IC or pelvic pain prevented you from exercising? If so, you are certainly not alone. Exercises which jar, traumatize or put pressure on the pelvic floor and bladder, such as: running, stair master and/or sitting on a bicycle. On the other hand, exercises which protect the pelvis and keep the hips level are ideal for IC patients. Swimming, walking, fast walking, yoga, pilates, elliptical and rowing are ideal for those of us with a tender bladder and pelvis.

What exercises work the best for you?
Does exercise improve or worsen your IC or pelvic pain symptoms?
We’d love to hear how you maintain your fitness!!

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By | 2017-07-21T07:46:46-07:00 September 20th, 2014|Announcements, Daily Facts|Comments Off on Daily Fact #20 – Exercise and IC

About the Author:

My Google Profile+ Jill Osborne is the president and founder of the Interstitial Cystitis Network, a health education company dedicated to interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and other pelvic pain disorders. Representing the IC community, she has appeared radio and TV shows including the PBS “Healthy Body Healthy Mind” television series. She serves as editor of the IC Optimist quarterly magazine and has authored dozens of articles on IC. She spends the majority of her time developing new, internet based educational and support tools for IC patients, including the “Living with IC” video series currently on YouTube and the ICN Food List smartphone app!