Can you exercise with SI joint pain?

While not all cases of SI injury can be treated, some exercises can be helpful toward alleviating SI joint pain. At the same time, exercises can help cure lower back pain and can even prevent SI joint dysfunction from re-appearing.

Although intense exercises can put pressure on the SI joints and cause pain, your doctor and/or physical therapist will recommend specific stretches and exercises as part of your SI joint treatment. See the recommended exercises below:

Stretching Exercises:

Following are the recommended stretches:

  • Piriformis stretch
  • Lower trunk rotation
  • Bridge


For several people with back pain, yoga is the best choice. The following yoga poses can be particularly beneficial:

  • Child’s pose
  • Cobra pose
  • Triangle pose

Apart from these, you can also try water therapy, bike riding, pilates, and Tai chi martial arts for achieving best results.

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