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Doctor insights on: Physical Therapy And Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

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Can physical therapy help with sacroiliac joint dysfunction?

Can physical therapy help with sacroiliac joint dysfunction?

Yes: The pt will use various heat modalities and start a program of "pelvic stabilization exercizes". ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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I suffer badly from sacroiliac joint pain. I can't manage walking for more than a few steps. The problem has become progressively worse over 11 years. I've already tried a belt and physiotherapy

I suffer badly from sacroiliac joint pain. I can't manage walking for more than a few steps. The problem has become progressively worse over 11 years.  I've already tried a belt and physiotherapy

Could be an illness.: Lower back pain is one of the most frequent problems that all of us may experience at some time. The sacroiliac pain may however reflect a systemic illness like arthritis or autoimmune disease. It sounds like local treatments have not been successful thus far. I believe you will need an x-ray, if not already done and suggest a visit with a rheumatologist, to help obtain more targeted care. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for sacroiliac joint dysfunction?

What are the treatments for sacroiliac joint dysfunction?

Stabilizing treatmen: Dr. Visotsky is incorrect. Sacroiliac joint (sij) dysfunction is an aseptic and non-inflammatory process. Medical literature reports this disorder is not able to be detected by blood studies, imaging studies, or even nuclear scans. Up to 30% of peope with chronic low back pain experience pain generation from the sij. Treatment includes yoga, sij belts, pain control &, in resistant cases, fusion. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for sacroiliac joint dysfunction?

What are some treatments for sacroiliac joint dysfunction?

Cold, PT, NSAIDS: There are many treatments, starting eith cold compresses, and nsaids (like ibuprofen); there are also topical nsaids (like voltaren (diclofenac) gel.) physical therapy sometimes helps, and in severe cases, an ultrasound guided injection into the area is done. ...Read more

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Is sacroiliac joint dysfunction chronic, or will I recover completely?

Is sacroiliac joint dysfunction chronic, or will I recover completely?

Depends: Si joint dysfunction can be chronic or acute, depending on the cause and length of time one has had symptoms. In general, si joint dysfunction is due to inflammation of the si joint; prolonged inflammation can result in arthritic changes to the joint surface. Inflammation can be reversed (thus tends to be acute) but arthritic changes can not be reversed. See your doctor if in prolonged pain. ...Read more

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Is exophoria, sacroiliac joint dysfunction/ pain, swelling possibly related to Multiple Sclerosis?

Is exophoria, sacroiliac joint dysfunction/ pain, swelling possibly related to Multiple Sclerosis?

Not really: What you describe can be caused partly by rheumatological condition, and the eye issues could be congenital. Nothing you describe is classical of MS. See your doctor and uncover your problems, as treatments can be very reassuring. ...Read more

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What is sacroiliac joint dysfunction hereditary?

What is sacroiliac joint dysfunction hereditary?

Can be: Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction is hereditary; known concurrent with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS). About 1:7 women have benign JHS, i.e., are limber & "double jointed". Hypermobility is evolution-derived safety of rapid birthing. Relaxin hormone secretion intensifies menses pain, & during childbirth Relaxin-exposed pelvic ligaments often biomechanically injured; with permanent weakness. ...Read more

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I just got diagnosed with sacroiliac joint dysfunction and a hip fracture. What can I do?

I just got diagnosed with sacroiliac joint dysfunction and a hip fracture. What can I do?

Treat the fracture: First then see if they inject you sacroiliac at the time when you under anesthesia with fluoroscopy, this way could be helpful to both problems. ...Read more

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If I have a joint replacement, how long does physical therapy usually last?

If I have a joint replacement, how long does physical therapy usually last?

Individualized: Those who need therapy may need it for weeks or months. The goal is make sure that once you have a replacement joint that the range of motion is maximized and your gait is normalized. The time needed is determined between you, your orthopaedic surgeon and the therapist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Dennis Giannini
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