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Would it be okay for me to swim for exercise if my SI joint keeps "coming out" on both sides? I need to exercise for strength but normal methods hurt.

Would it be okay for me to swim for exercise if my SI joint keeps "coming out" on both sides? I need to exercise for strength but normal methods hurt.

SI joints: Yes Samantha, swimming would be a great option for strengthening the SI joints. The kicking and leg thrusting should help to strengthen the sacroiliac ligaments to help with joint stabilization and decrease pain. ...Read more

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What at-home exercises or therapies can I do for SI Joint dysfunction (diagnosed by physiatrist)? Thank you!

What at-home exercises or therapies can I do for SI Joint dysfunction (diagnosed by physiatrist)? Thank you!

Sorry but U should--: -ask Ur treating physician, the 1 who made the diagnosis. He/she is familiar with the situation & trying 2 get an answer @ this venue is not appropriate. ...Read more

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My Si joint/pubic symphysis keep coming out of alignment and I have to "pop" them back in. I need to get stronger but exercise hurts. Should I swim?

My Si joint/pubic symphysis keep coming out of alignment and I have to "pop" them back in. I need to get stronger but exercise hurts. Should I swim?

SI joint instability: No. In my experience, the resistance in the water can aggravate the SI joint and increase the popping. Unfortunately, SI joint syndrome has limited options. Work with a PT or Chiropractic Doc who is trained in SI joint manipulation and exercises for stability. Avoid high-impact activities and identify what specific movement triggers the instability. A SI joint belt may be helpful. ...Read more

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Is exercise advisable in pregnancy with si joint pain?

Is exercise advisable in pregnancy with si joint pain?

Sure: Walking and water excercises are safe. If you are symptomatic from si joint dysfunction, you want to avoid high impact excercise. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more

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Doing pelvic floor exercises causes pain in Si joint, I know muscle is attached to tail bone could the pulling of muscle cause Si joint dysfuncation?

Doing pelvic floor exercises causes pain in Si joint, I know muscle is attached to tail bone could the pulling of muscle cause Si joint dysfuncation?

SI Joint Disfunction: This is a common cause of low back pain. I treat several cases of it a day. Most of the time its from a strained ligament due to an accident or overuse injury. Different positions increase the pain. There are a lot of muscle attachments from the low back, hip and pelvis that can aggravate SI pain. Best results are achieved with a small injection of anesthetic and steroid into the ligaments. ...Read more

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Will my si joint ever heal 100%?

Will my si joint ever heal 100%?

It certainly could: The si or sacro-iliac joint is the joint line where the two ilea and the sacrum come together to form the ring of the pelvis. If stressed this line of semi-fusion of the two bones can become sore and painful. This can be from an accident, over activity, or other stresses and inflammation. With the right therapy, rest, medicaiton and treatment, one may heal and never have another problem. ...Read more

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How are SI joint fusions performed?

How are SI joint fusions performed?

When indicated,: After failure of conservative management. An experienced spinal surgeon can perform this for you. But most sacroiliac joint dysfunction responds nicely to the appropriate conservative management, only very few of them will need surgery. It is done in a manner requiring about 2-3 cm incision, with fluoroscopy, and about 3 stabilizing implants. With bonegraft placed in joint for best results. ...Read more

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What can I do about my fused left si joint?

What can I do about my fused left si joint?

They are stable: The important issue is why. The fusion of a single sacroiliac joint can suggest an associated infection or part of a systemic inflammatory spondyloarthropathy. Your evaluation will help clarify the cause. Once it is fused it cannot be unfused. ...Read more

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How can you unstick an si joint by yourself?

How can you unstick an si joint by yourself?

Stretch: A good way to stretch the sacroiliac joint is to flex (bend your hip up), abduct (let the hip go out or away from body), and externally rotate (turn your hip away from groin).This ' faber' maneuver is also a good general test for si joint pain (though not specific for it). Best of luck! ...Read more

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What symptoms does a unstable SI joint cause?

What symptoms does a unstable SI joint cause?

Pain: Very unusual to have an unstable SI joint unless you have had a big trauma or inflamatory disease to destabilize the joint. The ligaments that hold the SI together are one of the most strongest of the body. Symptoms would be pain and sensation of shifting of the pelvis when you walk. There are many other causes that should be explored first rather than SI joint being unstable ...Read more

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Can there be permanent damage to your si joint?

Can there be permanent damage to your si joint?

Yes: Some forms of arthritis do attack the sacroiliac (si) joints, and this damage can be permanent. For most people, however, even a complete fusion of the si joints does not lead to a meaningful loss of mobility. ...Read more

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Why does si joint pop after laying around for awhile?

Why does si joint pop after laying around for awhile?

See details: It is much more likely that the pop originated in a facet joint rather than an si joint. If it does not cause pain, it means nothing. ...Read more

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What are all the options for a chronically inflamed si joint?

What are all the options for a chronically inflamed si joint?

Depends: It depends on what is causing it. If it is an inflammatory autoimmune arthritis there are medications that can help. If is not, physical therapy and /or corticosteroid injections can help. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your si joint is hyper mobile or hypo mobile?

How can you tell if your si joint is hyper mobile or hypo mobile?

See details: Si joints are not hypermobile. Motion will only be reduced if there is significant arthritic narrowing. ...Read more

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Pain in left SI joint Area, it can feel fine then all of a sudden I get a pain where it feel if I move wrong my joint will break, what could it be?

Pain in left SI joint Area, it can feel fine then all of a sudden I get a pain where it feel if I move wrong my joint will break, what could it be?

Subluxation: Intermittent sudden shearing pain generation by a unilateral sacroiliac joint common, & occurs if SIJ ligaments are loose; fr. Previous mechanical injury (including childbirth). Joint Hypermobility Syndrome also potentiates mechanical injury to this joint. Prevention includes SIJ belt & yoga for the back. In suffering persons, prolotherapy or fusion can be tried. SIJ subluxation arouses sciatica. ...Read more

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How would you know if si joint was unstable. Getting pain in left dimple area of back not there all day just when I move sometimes had it for 5 weeks.

How would you know if si joint was unstable. Getting pain in left dimple area of back not there all day just when I move sometimes had it for 5 weeks.

Physical therapy: The pain may be coming from your si joint. If you bend sideways in the direction of the pain is at worse? The joint is probably not unstable, just irritated. Have your doctor send you to a physical therapist. They area great at pinpointing the source of pain and treating. ...Read more

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Can swimming help unlock an si joint?

Can swimming help unlock an si joint?

Maybe: It may, but it also may make it worse. Ligament laxity may be the reason it occurs. Swimming is considered the exercise of choice when you want to take gravity out of the equation. Someone versed in structural manipulation should be able to assist. An osteopath, chiropractor, or physical therapist can show you exercises to assist. Usually you need an extra set of hands to accomplish. ...Read more

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What do you look for in grading si joint damage?

What do you look for in grading si joint damage?

Excellent radiologst: The sacroiliac (SI) joint has several unique anatomical features that make it 1 of the more challenging joints to image. The joint is difficult to profile well on radiographic views, & thus the radiographic findings of sacroiliitis are often equivocal. CT images can usually show the findings of sacroiliitis & osteoarthritis earlier than radiographs. MRI performed with proper sequences is excellent. ...Read more