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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