Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain is a condition that can be found in the low back and buttocks. It's caused by damage or injury to the sacrum-colon junction, which causes intense discomfort when walking long distances due to its proximity with other key muscles like those of your hip and knee joints.
The sacroiliac joint solely connects the spine to the hip area. It can vary from mild pain to severe, depending on its cause and extent of injury, but most acute symptoms last no more than one or two weeks before they subside entirely with time.
The symptoms usually affect one side at first before spreading across both sides later on, so if you're experiencing an unusual amount of lower backaches, try stretching out these areas as often as possible.
The list of causes for SIJ dysfunction is long and varied. It can be caused by a fall onto one side, too much stress on the joint such as overtraining in athletes or recently increased activity levels. Furthermore, poor sitting posture leads to prolonged damage, or not moving enough muscles around this area creates unbalanced tension that leads me into painless spasticity (a condition causing stiffness).
Physical Therapy For SI Dysfunction:
St Louis Physical Therapy provides excellent and professional therapists who have experts who can help proficiently in evaluating a customised plan every patient to treat their specific symptoms. When physical therapy focuses on stretching tight muscles in the low back, hips and buttock area, the pain relieves, and the muscle tension reduces. There is a potential decrease of SIJ dysfunction's sufferers' discomfort levels by addressing these problem areas, which may be the contributing factors. Also, strengthening exercises are included and targeted at your glutes (the most significant muscle).