Specializing in the Treatment of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

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Female Pelvic Pain

It is estimated that 20% of women experience pelvic pain at some point in their lives. Numerous studies have shown that the musculoskeletal system is often a primary or secondary cause of pelvic pain in women; therefore, physical therapy plays a major role in the diagnosis and treatment of female pelvic pain.

The symptoms of pelvic pain in women often includes one or more of the following:

  • Pain with, during or after sexual relations
  • Provoked or unprovoked vulvar, vaginal, clitoral, perineal or anal pain
  • Urinary hesitancy, urgency and frequency
  • Deep pain in the lower back radiating to the legs, thighs, groin and hips
  • Lower abdominal and/or groin pain
  • Painful periods
  • Pain with urination or defecation
  • Pelvic pressure of falling-out feeling
  • Involuntary loss of urine or stool
  • Burning, itching, stinging of the vulva and outer vagina
  • Constipation
  • Sacroiliac joint pain/instability
  • Difficulty wearing jeans, pants and underwear
  • Pain with sitting or other activities of daily living
  • Difficulty exercising

Common medical diagnoses that may have a musculoskeletal component include, but not limited to:

  • Vulvodynia/Vestibulitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Clitorodynia
  • Proctalgic Fugax
  • Endometriosis
  • Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD)

Common associated orthopedic diagnosis that may coexist with pelvic floor dysfunction:

  • Tailbone pain/Coccydynia/Coccyx Fractures
  • Pelvic Girdle Pain
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Numerous lumbar and hip injuries and pathologies