Do you have information on the use/effectiveness of physical therapy with pelvic congestion syndrome?

Do you have information on the use/effectiveness of physical therapy with pelvic congestion syndrome, which is cited on your website. I am having trouble finding information about this throughout the Internet.

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Advanced Vein Center

Published on Apr 14, 2017

I think physical therapy would have a very limited role.

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Answered by Advanced Vein Center

I think physical therapy would have a very limited role.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on Apr 06, 2017

Physical therapy will not be of benefit. You should be evaluated and treated by an interventional radiologist who specializes in treating PCS.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Physical therapy will not be of benefit. You should be evaluated and treated by an interventional radiologist who specializes in treating PCS.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Intermountain Vein Center

Published on Oct 11, 2013

I haven't personally heard of any results coming from PT for PCS. PCS is caused by bad veins, and the only way to treat effectively is to treat those bad veins by a venogram and embolization. Find a physician who is accredited by the American College of Phlebology and have a consultation with a pelvic ultrasound. I think you will be much happier with the results from treatment if you are cared for by someone who specializes in your condition.

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Answered by Intermountain Vein Center

I haven't personally heard of any results coming from PT for PCS. PCS is caused by bad veins, and the only way to treat effectively is to treat those bad veins by a venogram and embolization. Find a physician who is accredited by the American College of Phlebology and have a consultation with a pelvic ultrasound. I think you will be much happier with the results from treatment if you are cared for by someone who specializes in your condition.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Sheen Vein Institute

Published on Oct 11, 2013

Pelvic congestion syndrome is due to the presence of varicose veins inside the pelvic cavity. The result is congestion and often discomfort due to the pressure and irritation in that area. I am not aware of any benefit with physical therapy in the area of pelvic congestion syndrome. Where the PT may assist is in helping to strengthen the muscle pumps within the legs to help enhance venous circulation. The PT alone will not eliminate the varicose veins inside the pelvis. That said, if you are having PCS symptoms, treatment of the external varicose veins in and around the groin may help eliminate some of your symptoms. The treatment would not fix your PCS, but it could make you much more comfortable.

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Answered by The Sheen Vein Institute

Pelvic congestion syndrome is due to the presence of varicose veins inside the pelvic cavity. The result is congestion and often discomfort due to the pressure and irritation in that area. I am not aware of any benefit with physical therapy in the area of pelvic congestion syndrome. Where the PT may assist is in helping to strengthen the muscle pumps within the legs to help enhance venous circulation. The PT alone will not eliminate the varicose veins inside the pelvis. That said, if you are having PCS symptoms, treatment of the external varicose veins in and around the groin may help eliminate some of your symptoms. The treatment would not fix your PCS, but it could make you much more comfortable.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Veins etc. at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants

Published on Oct 10, 2013

Physical therapy, as noted on the site, is an alternative medicine treatment. For such, there is no evidence that it will resolve symptoms associated with pelvic congestion syndrome.

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Answered by Veins etc. at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants

Physical therapy, as noted on the site, is an alternative medicine treatment. For such, there is no evidence that it will resolve symptoms associated with pelvic congestion syndrome.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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