Breastfeeding shouldn't be painful, but sometimes it can be if you have blocked/plugged milk ducts or mastitis. At Striowski & Associates Physiotherapy, we have several physiotherapists trained in the treatment of inflammatory breast conditions associated with breastfeeding. In particular, we use therapeutic ultrasound with sensitive care and attention to the specific needs of lactating breast tissue. Although relatively uncommon in Canada, physiotherapists in Australia have been using therapeutic ultrasound for decades to treat painful and swollen breast tissue in breastfeeding moms. With ultrasound treatments, the painful symptoms related to blocked or clogged milk ducts can often be dramatically improved in only a couple of visits.
At our clinic, we have developed relationships with lactation consultants to help optimize your care. Realizing the time sensitive nature of initiating treatment for red, swollen and painful breast tissue, we strive to fast-track appointments so that your treatment can begin as quickly as possible.
Please feel free to contact us if you would like to speak with a physiotherapist or learn more about how we can help if you're experiencing pain or difficulty resulting from blocked milk ducts or mastitis.