Vestibulodynia Physiotherapy Treatment
Regain comfort and confidence with effective vestibulodynia treatment
Vestibulodynia is a complex and often misunderstood condition causing pain and discomfort in the vulvar region. At Opal Physiotherapy Clinic, our experienced physiotherapists are dedicated to providing personalized and effective Vestibulodynia treatment options to help you regain control of your life and enjoy pain-free daily activities.
What is vestibulodynia?
Vestibulodynia is a chronic pain condition affecting the vulvar vestibule surrounding the vaginal opening. It is characterized by pain, burning, or irritation caused by inflammation of the vestibule, the area between the vaginal opening and the urethra.
It can be triggered by touch, pressure, or penetration, making activities uncomfortable. The severity of symptoms varies from person to person, and the pain can be localized or generalized throughout the vulvar area.
Symptoms of vestibulodynia include burning, stinging sensation, or knife-like pain in the vestibular area. Pain may occur during vaginal penetration while sitting or participating in physical activities like running, biking, or horseback riding.
Other symptoms may include painful intercourse (dyspareunia), painful urination (dysuria), and a tender, dry, raw, or red vestibule area.
Though the exact cause of vestibulodynia is still unknown, it is believed to result from a combination of factors, including:
- Nerve irritation or hypersensitivity from childbirth, surgery, or an injury.
- Hormonal imbalances
- Inflammation or infection
- Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction
- Psychological factors
- Muscle spasms around the vestibule, and when they cannot relax
- Injury to the vestibule from an episiotomy (a cut made during childbirth), surgery, or trauma.
Diagnosing vestibulodynia involves a thorough medical history, physical examination, and a Q-tip test – where a cotton swab is gently pressed on various areas of the vulva to identify painful spots. Additional tests may be conducted to rule out other conditions or identify underlying causes.
There are several treatments for this condition, but one often overlooked is physiotherapy. The good news is that there are physiotherapy treatments that can help. If you’re suffering from vestibulodynia, you know how debilitating and frustrating the condition can be. The good news is that physiotherapy can help! At our Langley clinic, we offer vestibulodynia physiotherapy treatment to help reduce your pain.
Physiotherapy treatment approach
Our skilled physiotherapists offer a range of treatment options tailored to your specific needs, including:
- Internal and external manual therapy to release tight muscles and improve blood flow
- Pelvic floor muscle retraining and relaxation techniques
- Biofeedback to help you gain control over your pelvic floor muscles
- Therapeutic exercises to strengthen and stretch the affected muscles
- Education on self-care, pain management, and lifestyle modifications
Benefits of physiotherapy for vestibulodynia
Physical therapy is the first line of defence for treating vestibulodynia. A physical therapist will work with patients to identify their specific problems and provide them with appropriate exercises to help improve muscle tone and function. They may recommend additional therapies, including electrical stimulation, myofascial release and biofeedback
By choosing physiotherapy treatment for vestibulodynia, you can experience:
- Significant pain reduction or elimination
- Improved sexual function and comfort
- Increased confidence in daily activities
- Enhanced overall quality of life
Why choose Langley Clinic for vestibulodynia treatment
Our clinic’s dedicated and compassionate professionals are committed to providing the highest quality care for vestibulodynia. Our physiotherapists have extensive experience and specialized training in pelvic health, ensuring you receive the most effective and personalized treatment plan.
“Opal Physiotherapy Clinic has changed my life. After years of suffering from vestibulodynia, I finally found relief through their comprehensive treatment plan. I can now enjoy my daily activities without pain.”– Sarah, 34, Vancouver
“The physiotherapists at Opal Physiotherapy Clinic are knowledgeable, compassionate, and truly dedicated to helping their patients. I cannot recommend them enough for anyone dealing with vestibulodynia.”– Jane, 28, Surrey
Take the First Step toward relief
Don’t let vestibulodynia control your life any longer. Contact our clinic today to schedule an appointment and start your journey toward a pain-free, confident future. Contact us, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.