Vulvodynia is characterized by pain of the vulva or the area surrounding the opening of the vagina. The pain can be provoked or unprovoked and constant or intermittent. The symptoms include pain with intercourse, tampon use, a pelvic examination and prolonged sitting or wearing tight pants. The pain is often described as burning, stinging, or sharp pain. There are multiple types of vulvar pain, including Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome and Generalized Vulvodynia. Physical therapy is used to correct the muscle abnormalities that exist in the pelvic floor which can be the root cause of Vulvodynia.
A study done in 2003 found that pelvic floor dysfunction can be a cause of vulvodynia. Kellogg-Spadt S] (October, 2003). “Differential Diagnosis of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Vulvar Pain”.
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