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Skilled Examiner: Piriformis Synd often causes pain in the buttock region & can also cause sciatica-type symptoms with pain down the back of the thigh to just above the knee. Sacroilitis is not known to cause pain down the back of the thigh. A skilled examiner, such as an osteopath trained in hands-on diagnosis & manipulation can easily tell the diff: tenderness over the piriformis vs. tenderness along the SI jt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on severity: If you are comfortable doing ot and can take anti-inflammatory OTC meds to deal with the symptoms. It tends to be chronic, but staying fit probably helps more than hurts. Take a warm bath after hiking. Sometimes topical analgesics help as well. Don't put them on after the warm bath-let the skin cool down first. They can be painful when the pores are wide open. ...Read more
Varies: That term describes an inflammatory process that involves both your sacroiliac joints. There are many potential causes, probably the most common is known as ankylosing spondylitis, which can be tested for using a blood test looking for the marker known as HLA B-27. Don't hesitate to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
See details: Are you seeing a rheumatologist? Has a blood test been done to check if the HLA-B27 antigen is positive? There are several extremely effective therapies for this issue. With a history of diarrhea the sacroiliitis may be related to inflammatory bowel disease. I strongly urge a rheumatologic consultation if one has not already been done. ...Read more
Possibly, but: Possibly with the former, but not with the latter. ...Read more
I have been treated for sacroiliitis , and i just had a sed rate of 18. I wonder what that means. I'm 48 male.?
Not usually: Depends on what you mean by locking. In can be from an internal hip problem (like a labral tear or osteoarthritis) or from an external hip problem like "snapping hip syndrome" or something completely different depending on what you mean by "hip locking" . Sacroilitis usually causes very focal pain over the sacroiliac joint and can sometimes cause radiation into the buttocks, groin, hip, or leg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
35yr m, 26yrs soccer, major fall on back/head last year. Diagnosed with sacroiliitis and not ruled out for as, prescribed rest for 3 months and re-eval. 1.5 months and feeling 1-2 pain with inactivity?
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