IC is a bladder disease characterised by chronic pelvic pain, a persistent and urgent need to urinate (often day and night and sometimes more than 50 times a day), pain or discomfort while the bladder fills and relief after urinating, and sexual pain.

There are typically 3 types of interstitial cystitis flares: bladder wall flares, pelvic floor flares, and muscle flares.

Heat/Cold Therapy Sometimes heat/cold therapy are the most effective treatment to relieve the pain of a interstitial cystitis flare.

Pressure/Support Therapy The Mama Strut helps IC patients. It wasn't designed to treat interstitial cystitis, but rather to help women heal after childbirth. It has the potential to help many other pain/healing issues, including IC.

Physical Therapy IC patients have tight pelvic floor muscles. Physical therapists use deep tissue massage, trigger point release therapy, and nerve releases to release tight muscles and trigger points.

Apple Cider Vinegar is a versatile natural remedy and natural home product. It can be infused with herbs to be a natural cold remedy and health tonic, or sipped to relieve heartburn.

Interstitial Cystitis Diet One of the most popular methods of treating a UTI is drinking pure cranberry juice. This treatment can actually prove detrimental to IC sufferers.

Marshmallow Root Elmiron is a popular pharmaceutical drug used to treat IC. It is thought that it acts to coat the bladder wall and offer protection to IC patients.