Knowing the fact that one out of every five women in North America experience pain during intercourse. Unfortunately, there is still stigma in our world regarding talking about sex, so these men and women still suffer silently. The good news is, there is some physical therapy interventions that can help these women to get rid of this pain and enjoy having sex again.
There are many reasons why you might experience pain during intercourse. Many women might experience pain during their first time intercourse. This pain is caused by the tightness of the muscles in the pelvic floor, hip, pelvis that needs to be stretched. Other women can experience pain from external source like injury or infection that leads later to a painful intercourse. Regardless of the reason of the pain, the muscles respond by developing tension to protect itself against the injury. Attempting intercourse on the next time will cause the muscles to develop more tension, which results in more pain. Because the muscles has its own memory, intercourse will create pain every time, which will lead to fear, avoidance, and viscous cycle of pain.
Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help.
During the assessment, our pelvic therapist will assess your muscle strength and tone to find out the reasons of your pain. She will explain for you strategies to get comfortable again in your intimate parts, will teach you how to effectively relax your muscles and will help you to get pain-free, pleasuring intercourse.
You do not have to suffer anymore from pelvic pain!
Call us at 613-422-4040 to book an appointment with our pelvic health therapist. Congratulations on taking the first step in the process of overcoming your pelvic pain.