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How to differentiate between symptoms of sacroiliitis and piriformis syndrome?

How to differentiate between symptoms of sacroiliitis and piriformis syndrome?

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 more

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Can you hike with sacroiliitis?

Can you hike with sacroiliitis?

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

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What causes bilateral sacroiliitis?

What causes bilateral sacroiliitis?

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

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I have been diagnosed with sacroiliitis. What are some ways to manage pain?

I have been diagnosed with sacroiliitis. What are some ways to manage pain?

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

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Is anti tnf effective for sacroiliitis?

Is anti tnf effective for sacroiliitis?

Yes: In the setting of an inflammatory process like ankylosing spondylitis the use of tnf drugs can greatly limit the advancement of disease. ...Read more

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Can sacroiliitis or bursitis cause hip to lock?

Can sacroiliitis or bursitis cause hip to lock?

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 more

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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?

See a rheumatologist: You should really be fully evaluated to be sure that this is not just transient, and does not represent more severe issues like chronic subdural hematoma, spinal injury and so on and so on. Either that or somebody in sports medicine. ...Read more

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