By Dr. Katie Cast, PT, DPT, PCES
Leaking urine is extremely common, especially in the female population. The involuntary leaking of urine is also known as urinary incontinence (UI).
The prevalence of urinary incontinence is not known as cases are likely vastly underreported. Many studies have reported the prevalence to be anywhere from 25-45% of women, with prevalence increasing with age (Milsom et al., 2019). One study found that 22.9% of ACTIVE women that have never given birth reported symptoms of urinary leaking (Alves et al., 2017). In fact, females participating in high impact sports that are repetitive are at the highest risk for experiencing urinary leaking (Casey et al., 2017).
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Jessica has been in Austin, TX for the past four years. She grew up in Idaho and attended PT school at Idaho State University. She completed an Orthopaedic Residency and became a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist in 2016.