Painful Intercourse Treatment in Los Altos, CA

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Understanding Painful Intercourse

If you are experiencing pain during intercourse, odds are you are looking for some answers as to why and how this is happening to you. Intercourse pain, or dyspareunia, can occur due to a number of different origins/causes.  Diagnosing the cause of pain during sex can be difficult as there are many factors to take into consideration, which is why it’s better for a professional to diagnose you as soon as possible. Hopefully, what I am about to say doesn’t come as too much of a surprise but, sex should not hurt. 

Signs & Symptoms

Physical Discomfort
Soreness or Irritation
Muscle Tightness
Burning Sensation
Emotional Distress
Reduced Libido

What to Expect:


  • Worry about intimacy/relationships
  • Fear of pain
  • Self-conscious
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  • Get specific instruction
  • Get guidance through exercises from licensed professionals
  • Hands-on care and manual massage for muscle release and activation


  • Pain-free sex
  • Ability to orgasm
  • Decreased Anxiety with intimacy
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PhysioFit Physical Therapy & Wellness, like Los Altos itself, combines an inviting, community environment with exceptional talent. Founded and led by Kim Gladfelter, a keen, well-rounded expert of healing through movement and a dedicated team who takes a holistic approach to optimal health.

Why are you getting pain during intercourse?

Painful intercourse is more commonly reported by females and can be attributed to several factors:

Vaginal Dryness: Insufficient lubrication can lead to friction and discomfort during penetration. This may result from hormonal changes, menopause, certain medications, or insufficient arousal.

Vaginismus: Involuntary contraction of vaginal muscles can make penetration difficult and painful.
Infections and Inflammation: Conditions like yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, or urinary tract infections can cause irritation and pain during intercourse.

Endometriosis: This condition involves tissue similar to the lining of the uterus growing outside the uterus, leading to pain and discomfort during intercourse.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID): Inflammation of the reproductive organs due to infection can result in pain during sexual activity.
Interstitial Cystitis: Chronic inflammation of the bladder lining can cause discomfort during intercourse.

Psychological Factors: Stress, anxiety, trauma, or negative emotional associations with sex can contribute to pain and discomfort.

It's important for individuals experiencing painful intercourse to consult a healthcare professional to determine the underlying cause and receive appropriate treatment. Open communication with a partner and seeking medical guidance can help address the issue and improve sexual well-being.

Painful intercourse in males, though less common than in females, can be caused by various factors:

Penile Conditions: Conditions like Peyronie's disease (formation of fibrous scar tissue within the penis) or priapism (prolonged and painful erection) can lead to discomfort during intercourse.

Infections or Inflammation: Infections of the genital region, such as balanitis (inflammation of the glans penis) or prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate), can cause pain during sexual activity.

Phimosis: When the foreskin cannot be retracted, it may lead to pain during penetration or friction.

Psychological Factors: Anxiety, stress, or negative emotions related to sexual performance can contribute to muscle tension and discomfort.

What Our Clients Say


“I was totally skeptical coming in. Even a little resistant. But I had the best session ever. I keep waiting for “the catch”. Like, how could this have possibly worked within an hour– something that I’ve been carrying around, in and out of therapy, for years? But now, two months later, I still feel free of my burden. Before I left, I took a bunch of Divya’s business cards. I have a few friends who could really use her help!”
Los Altos, CA

"I spent two months at PhysioFit, three days a week, after a knee replacement. Allison was fantastic. She nursed my knee back to health. She was compassionate and knowledgeable. She not only made the exercises easy to remember but also sent them to my computer which was most helpful. From the time you enter the front door until you are finished with your one-hour session, the employees make you feel at home and they all remember my name after the first visit. I was most impressed that each session was performed in a private room. We did spend some time in their large gym room with lots of equipment. The one-on-one in a private room was so much better than other physical therapy locations I have attended where there is a mass of humanity in one large room with loud music playing. I plan on returning to PhysioFit for monthly tune-ups and to keep current on their recommendations for future exercises to keep my knee in top" shape.
Los Altos, CA

Free Painful Intercourse Guides for Men & Women
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Painful Intercourse Guide for Women

"Education and Myth Busting on common pelvic floor issues that cause painful intercourse."

Painful Intercourse Guide for Men

"Education and Myth Busting on common pelvic floor issues that cause painful intercourse."

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