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Pelvic floor tension myalgia, a form of pelvic floor dysfunction, is an involuntary tightening of the pelvic floor muscles that results in severe pelvic pain, constipation, difficulty when urinating, incontinence, and often embarrassment.
Commonly used as part of pelvic floor physical therapy, spacers for sex, or vaginal dilators, are tube-shaped medical devices of varying lengths and widths with rounded tips. Designed to be inserted into the vagina, their function is to slowly relax tight tissues and restore vaginal muscles for more comfort during sex.
Anal or rectal dilators are specifically designed tools to relax tight muscles around the rectum, open the anal canal, and relieve pain in the pelvic floor.
Recommended by pelvic floor physiotherapists to treat endometriosis, medical devices known as vaginal dilators can help in several ways.
Following radiation treatment for endometrial or cervical cancer, your doctor will likely recommend dilator therapy for treatment.
There are many benefits to using vaginal dilators for dyspareunia. We explain exactly what they are and how they can help maintain elasticity.
Vaginal dilator therapy has been proven effect in treating numerous pelvic health conditions. It involves the use of dilators, breathing exercises and training.
Dilators are used for various pelvic health conditions including dyspareunia, vaginismus and post cancer treatment.
Find out more about pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms, what causes it, and what you can do to prevent and treat this condition.
Find out about the various radiation therapy side effects in the pelvis and learn what can be done to alleviate pain and discomfort.
Many side effects associated with menopause can be managed using menopause dilators. Find out how vaginal dilators can reduce pain and discomfort.
There are many benefits to using vaginal dilators for atrophy. We explain exactly what they are and how they can help maintain elasticity.
Silicone dilators can be useful in treating a number of conditions. Find out about the benefits of silicone dilators for dyspareunia and more.
Learn about the benefits of pregnancy belly wraps and work out whether an after pregnancy wrap is right for you.
In this Ask the expert we cover how common it is, and why you need to get help if it’s happening to you.
Wondering how to not have pain during intercourse? In this Ask the expert we explore tried and tested methods for treating dyspareunia and easing pain.
Curious about the planned C-section recovery time? We explore how long it takes for your body to recover and what you can do to support it.
There can be many reasons why you’re experiencing pelvic pain during intercourse. In this Ask the expert, we explore some of the most common causes.
Want to know how to prevent tearing during childbirth? In this Ask the expert we explore some easy ways to minimise the chance of perineal tearing in labour.