S.I. Joint Problems

The condition is characterized by local pain to the back of the hip and buttock region. It is caused by excessive strain to the sacroiliac (SI) joint, and is often more painful with walking, bending, or getting up from a seated position – but the symptoms can vary. There can be a wide variety of causes of this condition, some of the most common being: muscles imbalance, foot hyperpronation, overuse, and joint dysfunction.

Since the cause of this condition can vary, the treatment will also vary to match the underlying cause of the joint strain. Assessment will include a comprehensive examination of the entire lower extremity, pelvis, and low back to determine the specific mechanism of injury. Treatment will be directed not only at relieving pain and discomfort, but also at full correction of the underlying dysfunction.

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