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  • Writer's picturePietro D'Urso

Sacroiliac joint pain

Sacroiliac joint pain is caused by inflammation of one or both of the sacroiliac joints; situated where the spine and pelvis connect. Sacroiliac joint pain is also commonly known as SI joint pain.

Sacroiliac joint pain causes pain in the lower back and buttock and in some cases can extend down to one or both of the legs and in some cases the groin and feet. Standing for a long period of time, applying pressure on one leg only, running or climbing can worsen the symptoms.

Many patients with Sacroiliac joint pain may have it mistaken for other conditions that lead to similar symptoms, making it a hard condition to diagnose.

There are a number of different causes that are linked to Sacroiliac joint pain. Here are some of the most common causes:

  • Spinal trauma – Impact to the spine, caused by events such as a fall or car crash, can damage the sacroiliac joint.

  • Arthritis – wear and tear of the sacroiliac joint can lead to inflammation and therefore Sacroiliac joint pain.

  • Pregnancy – When pregnant, the tendons and ligaments around the sacroiliac joint loosen and stretch. The additional weight during pregnancy can put stress on the joint and lead to pain.

  • Infection – The sacroiliac joint can become infection; however, this is extremely rare.

To diagnose Sacroiliac joint pain, you may need to have an X-ray or/and MRI scan. Another way of diagnosing Sacroiliac joint pain is to inject a local anaesthetic into the area; if the pain is alleviated, it can help to indicate that the pain is coming from the sacroiliac joint.

If you have recently been diagnosed with or believe that you have Sacroiliac joint pain, please contact our team on +44 161 327 0681 or email us at to discuss the different treatment options available for you with Mr D’Urso.

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