If you’re suffering from sacroiliac joint dysfunction, you already know how painful and frustrating it can be. Doctors may have prescribed toxic pain killers, or even surgery. Since these address only the symptoms (the pain), but leave the cause of the pain unaddressed, you’re likely still in pain.
In this free video, I show you a simple stretch that can help you break free from SI joint pain
As with most other joints in your body, your SI joints depend on cartilage to act as a cushion, but with steady wear and tear this cartilage can become damaged, allowing your bones to rub together, leading to pain and eventually osteoarthritis, which is one of the leading causes of sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
If your pelvis is not seated properly in relation to the curvature of the base of your spine, it will become out of balance. This improper tipping or tilting also impacts the connection points of your SI joints, causing uneven wear that can lead to degeneration and arthritis.
Many factors can contribute to this deterioration, including:
- Muscle imbalances, particularly in the muscles of the hips and glutes
- Incorrect walking pattern, which may be caused by an injury or pain in your hip, knee, ankle or foot, or due to a difference in leg length
- Pregnancy, during which hormones relax the ligaments supporting the SI joints, allowing for increased movement of the joints that can lead to imbalance and excess wear
- Obesity, which places additional stress on the SI joints, and may also alter proper walking patterns
- An accident, such as a fall or car accident, which strains the ligaments around the SI joints, allowing for too much movement
I’ve got good news for you. There are safe, non-surgical and non-toxic treatments for the root cause of your SI joint dysfunction.
Written By: Updated: March 17,2013