Pelvic Pain Conditions

Other practitioners may only treat the immediate symptoms, but any relief is often short-lived.  Renew Health believes in finding the root cause of your discomfort with 75 minute evaluations and 60+ minute treatments, always with a doctor of physical therapy. 

At Renew Health, we bridge the gap between pelvic floor healing, traditional orthopedics and sexual satisfaction. 

Dyspareunia and Vaginismus

Dyspareunia: The medical term for painful sexual intercourse. 

Vaginismus refers to the involuntary muscles spasms that can make penetration painful or impossible.

If you have painful intercourse, you might experience: 

  • Pain with initial penetration 

  • Deep pain during thrusting

  • Pain with penetrative activities such as inserting a tampon and with speculum exams


Endometriosis is a painful condition in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus and causes inflammation and pain.

What are the symptoms?

  • Pelvic pain, abdominal pain, back pain 

  • Painful periods 

  • Pain during sexual intercourse

  • Pain with bowel movements

  •  Fatigue

  • Digestive issues

  • Heavy bleeding

Pudendal Neuralgia 

Pudendal Neuralgia that causes pain, discomfort, or numbness in the pelvis or genitals. 

What are the symptoms? 

  • Sharp, burning pain 
  • Numbness in genital region
  • "Swollen" feeling 
  • Pain during sexual intercourse

Tail Bone Pain 

Coccyx pain can occur due to various reasons including trauma from a fall directly on the tailbone, poor posture when sitting or prolonged sitting on hard surfaces, an injury during childbirth, clenching of your butt cheeks, or increased tension in your pelvic floor muscles. Many individuals that have gone through traditional physical therapy do not often get the results that they need. Pelvic floor physical therapists have the unique ability to assess the pelvic floor muscles that attach directly to the tail bone!


Vulvodynia is chronic vulvar pain, usually without any identifiable cause. 

Symptoms may include pain with penetrative activities such as inserting a tampon, engaging in penetrative intercourse, and pain with GYN examinations. You may also experience pain with sitting and/or wearing tight pants.

Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction (SPD)

Pelvic girdle pain that may be extremely painful especially when performing activities such as walking, climbing stairs, getting dressed and getting in/out of the car. Pelvic floor physical therapy can be very effective in treating SPD pain (even in pregnancy). 

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