Category Archives: Pelvic Pain

Everybody Physical Therapy can help you with pelvic pain at both our Portland and Vancouver locations. Please read through some of the content listed below for more information on pelvic pain.


 Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome (VVS) Vulvar vestibulitis is a common form of vulvodynia that has been described as one of the most common causes of genital and sexual pain in women, affecting upwards of 15% [Gardella, 2006]. VVS is specific to pain on touch and/or pressure only in the vestibule. The vulvar vestibule is the area…
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Vulvodynia is a general term which means, simply and literally, "pain in the vulva." It is not the name of a disease, but  a symptom, just like "headache." The term vulvodynia is usually used to describe burning or stabbing pain that is felt  more diffusely throughout the vulva. Many women have both vulvodynia and vulvar…
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Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain has many possible causes and a variety of symptoms that can make you feel uncomfortable and embarrassed. You're not alone—and your physical therapist can help. What Is Pelvic Pain? Pelvic pain is felt in the lower abdomen, pelvis, or perineum and is considered to be "chronic" when it lasts for more than 6…
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Muscle Injuries

There are three main categories of muscle injuries or dysfunctions. Muscle spasms, strains, and tears. Muscle  spasms usually occur early after an injury. This feels like tightness in the muscles in the area attempting to  protect that area. This is sometimes, but not always, painful. A muscle strain occurs when a muscle or the tendon …
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Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial Cystitis is a pelvic pain syndrome affecting millions men, and women throughout the world. However,  of the Americans estimated to have IC, 90 percent are women. The symptoms of IC vary from case to case and even  in the same individual. People may experience mild discomfort, pressure, tenderness, or intense pain in the  bladder…
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