PPTs were also evaluated in male CPP patients affected by Urological Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome ; PPTs on 10 genitopelvic sites and one control site (deltoid) were measured, and UCPPS men had reliably lower pain thresholds compared to controls in all locations, including the deltoid.
" Clinical phenotyping in chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome and interstitial cystitis: a management strategy for urological chronic pelvic pain syndromes." Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases (2009)12, 177-183.
Men suffering from chronic pelvic pain syndrome often experience pain in the genital and urinary tract area, and also report lower urinary tract symptoms and sexual problems that negatively affect their quality of life.
The feasibility of myofascial physical therapy (MPT) was evaluated by the same group of researchers in a pilot trial involving 44 men and women with urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome, including IC.