Are you wondering about how to take care of yourself post prolapse surgery ?
when to return to your regular exercise after hysterectomy?
SMILES is here to help you plan safe exercises and avoid unsafe exercises to protect your pelvic floor from injury after prolapse surgery or hysterectomy.
A prolapsed uterus or uterine prolapse is a common condition that can affect young or old women, especially postnatally. Research suggests that exercise plays a crucial role in healthy weight. But, certain exercises can make the symptoms even worse with prolapse surgery.
Therefore, you need to be careful about the type of exercises you do to avoid worsening your prolapse and also after surgical repair. Many exercises you do every day can increase pressure on your pelvic floor or even contribute to repeated prolapse after already having prolapse surgery – uterine prolapse treatment doctors at SMILES
Exercises to avoid with prolapse or after surgery
Performing some exercises may weaken your pelvic floor muscles and lead to complications such as urinary incontinence.
Avoid the following exercises to protect your pelvic floor from injury.
- ● Lifting heavy weights
- ● Double leg raise
- ● Hanging knee raise
- ● Exercise ball leg raises
- ● Incline sit ups
- ● Bicycle legs exercise
- ● Running, jumping and other high impact activities.
Things to consider
- Prolapse surgery involves an internal wound which is not visible from outside.
- Stress or overload on the pelvic floor muscles before the wound fully healed can repeat prolapse.
- Women after prolapse surgery can return to regular exercise from 6-8 weeks.
- Maintaining good posture helps to manage prolapse.
- Choose low impact exercises and appropriate core abdominal exercises after hysterectomy.
- Reduce the number of repetitions that you do in a row until your pelvic floor muscles fitness improves.
These instructions on pelvic floor exercises help you strengthen the muscles and prevent from occuring of prolapse even after prolapse surgery.
If you are still struggling even after surgery then approach our top experts of prolapse treatment at SMILES.