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IC Awareness Daily 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, can trigger IC flares. On the other hand, exercises which protect the pelvis and keep the [...]

By |2017-01-31T11:18:19+00:00September 20th, 2014|Awareness, Exercise & Fitness, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on IC Awareness Daily Fact #20 – Exercise and IC

Swimming and Interstitial Cystitis – Is it safe?

With summer quickly approaching, interstitial cystitis patients are asking "Is it safe to swim?" The answer is complex. Swimming is an ideal exercise for patients struggling with chronic bladder or pelvic pain. It's gentle, non weight-bearing and minimizes trauma to the pelvic floor. Sounds great, right? The challenge, unfortunately, are the chemicals (specifically the chlorine [...]