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Having Painful Sex? Leaking When You Jump? Your Pelvic Floor Might Be Too Tight!

Pelvic floor hypertonicity (meaning excessive tone) is a medical condition that affects millions of people, both men and women. It is a condition that occurs when the pelvic floor muscles become too tight and rigid. This can lead to a wide range of symptoms, including pain during sex, pain or difficulty when peeing, constipation, and many others. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, chances are you’re dealing with pelvic floor hypertonicity. In this post, I will discuss what this condition is, its symptoms, and some home remedies that you can try to alleviate the symptoms.

Symptoms of Pelvic Floor Hypertonicity: Pelvic floor muscle hypertonicity can manifest in different ways. Some people may experience a few of these symptoms, while others may experience several. The most common symptoms include:

  • Painful intercourse

  • Lower back pain

  • Painful bowel movements

  • Needing to pee frequently

  • Having bouts of urgently needing to pee

  • Difficulty starting or stopping urine flow

  • Pelvic pain and discomfort

  • Lower abdominal pain

  • Muscular tension in the pelvic region

  • Vaginal pain or discomfort

  • Difficulty with orgasm

Causes of Pelvic Floor Hypertonicity:

The causes of pelvic floor hypertonicity can vary from person to person, and often is a combination of factors. Some of the common causes include:

  • Poor posture

  • Stress

  • Trauma, such as childbirth or surgery

  • High-impact exercise

  • Chronic constipation

  • Pelvic Inflammatory disease

  • Chronic pain

Treatment for Pelvic Floor Hypertonicity:

There are many treatments for pelvic floor hypertonicity, ranging from lifestyle changes to medical intervention. Here are some of the ways to treat pelvic floor hypertonicity:

  • Stretching and exercising: Exercises such as Yoga and Pilates can help relieve tension in the pelvic muscles. These exercises help stretch the muscles, making them more flexible.

  • Breathing exercises: Breathing exercises can help reduce stress and tension in the pelvic muscles.

  • Bodywork: Massage, and other types of bodywork can help reduce tension in the pelvic region.

  • Dietary changes: Eating a diet rich in fiber and water can help alleviate constipation, which is a common symptom of pelvic floor hypertonicity.

  • Psychological therapy: Psychological therapy can help reduce stress and psychological trauma, which can help relieve symptoms.

  • Pelvic Floor Therapy: Working with a skilled therapist can help you decide what treatments are right for you. Pelvic floor therapists are also trained to provide safe internal work when appropriate (intra vaginal, or rectal).

Pelvic floor hypertonicity can be a very painful condition, but there are many treatments available to alleviate symptoms. If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, try some of the home remedies discussed here. However, if your symptoms persist or worsen, it’s always best to seek medical attention. With the right treatment, you can regain control of your pelvic muscles and reduce the pain and discomfort. I’m always here to answer question if you have them.

With Love,




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