How would I know if my SI joint may not be properly functioning?
In general, if you have an SI joint dysfunction, you will experience pain and impaired function in the following areas:
- Lower back
However, it’s important to note that sacroiliac joint symptoms can be similar to those of some other conditions of the pelvis, hip, and lumbar spine. The common symptoms of SI joint pain are:
- Lower back pain
- Feeling of pain, numbness, weakness, and/or tingling in the lower extremity
- Feeling of leg buckling or giving way
- Sleep disturbance due to pain
- Inability to sit for long or needing to sit on one side
- Pain that gets worse with standing and/or walking and improves upon lying down
Sometimes, SI pain is reported to elevate during sex and menstruation in women.
To confirm if your SI joint is not functioning properly, you will require an appropriate interpretation of your medical history, clinical examination, and imaging results. A healthcare provider who is trained in SI joint dysfunction treatment and diagnosis will be the best person to diagnose your SI joint issue accurately and set you on the right path for last relief.
If you have difficulty sleeping comfortably, feeling that your knee is giving way, tenderness in your buttocks, or pain in certain bending or lying positions, you must speak to your doctor and get properly diagnosed.