SACROILIAC JOINT DYSFUNCTION

WHAT IS SACROILIAC JOINT DYSFUNCTION?

The Sacroiliac joints are located at the bottom of the back, either side of the spine. The Sacroiliac joints help make up the rear part of the pelvic girdle and join the sacrum with the Ilia (hip bones). The function of the SI joints is to allow torsional or twisting movements when we move our legs.

SIJ DYSFUNCTION

is a term which is commonly used when talking about sacroiliac joint injuries. This dysfunction refers to either too much or too little movement/mobility. In other words, the joint can become ‘locked’ or too mobile. This can lead to problems with surrounding structures such as ligaments (e.g. liolumbar ligament) and muscles of the buttocks, hamstrings, thighs and/or groin.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF FROZEN SHOULDER:
  • Pain located either to the left or right of your
    lower back
  • The pain can be an ache or a sharp pain
    which can restrict movement
  • Pain commonly radiates into your buttock, lower
    back, thigh and groin regions.
  • Occasionally it is responsible for pain in the testicles
    among males
  • There may be referred pain into the
    lower limb which can be mistaken for sciatica
  • Classic symptoms are difficulty turning over in
    bed, struggling to put on shoes and socks and pain
    getting your legs in and out of the car
  • Stiffness in the lower back when getting up after
    sitting for long periods and when getting up from
    bed in the morning
  • Aching to one side of your lower back when driving
    long distances
  • There may be tenderness on palpating the ligaments
    which surround the joint

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