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Using crutches for SI joint dysfunction

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Maybe: If it causes pain, it is not good, if there is no pain then one can do it.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Probably not: If you are currently in pain, i would not recommend the elliptical until you are better.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
With nonop care: Most of these are self limiting as this joint will frequently fuse on its own. Anti-inflammatory medication and injections to this joint with radio f... Read More
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Therapy: Si joint dysfunction is common and typically responds well to physical therapy or chiropractic care. If the pain is severe, a si joint block may reduc... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Start with your PCP: who can start some preliminary investigations and thrn refer you to an Orthopedist or a Spinre surgeon in your area, for further tests and management.... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
No: There is currently no "cure" for si joint dysfunction. This condition is usually best treated with aggressive physical therapy to stabilize the pelvi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Ergonomics: Be sure the chair you choose is adjustable...This helps personalize it to you. It should have good lumbar support. You should also try to stand up and... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Zampini
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Can be difficult...: Both can have similar symptoms: pain in the buttock, back of the thigh, difficulty putting weight down on that limb, nerve irritation from the sciatic... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Most probably -: Sij dysfunction is an artifact of chiropractors and physical therapists. All "dysfunction" patients I have seen have missed inflammatory sacroiliitis.... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arif Khan
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Yes: SI joint injection can be both diagnostic and therapeutic. upto 15% of low back pain is from SI joint, esp. obese old patients. you are correct that p... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 37 years experience
No pain, less worry: There are a number of reasons for hearing a "pop." A "pop with no pain is not likely a major concern. Popping could be from the joint shifting and/or ... Read More

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