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Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) Dysfunction

What is Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) Dysfunction?

This occurs when the joint that connects the spine to the pelvis (SIJ) is not moving normally either due to stiffness or excessive movement.

Can physiotherapy help people with Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) Dysfunction?

Yes. Physiotherapy is effective in the treatment of Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) Dysfunction with focus on pain reduction, joint stability and overall improvement on functions.

What are the causes of Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) Dysfunction?

  • High impacts accident

  • Trauma

  • Twisting and awkward movements

  • Pregnancy

  • Overuse injury

  • Hormonal changes

How do I know if I have Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) Dysfunction?

You will experience the following symptoms:

  • Lower back, hip, groin, buttock and sciatic pain

  • Pain is worse with standing and walking and better when lying down

  • Sitting crossed leg, lying on your side can be painful

  • Bending forward, stairs climbing, rising from a sitting position, hill climbing can increase the pain

  • Pain can increase during menstruation and sexual intercourse

  • Improve your upper limb proprioception

  • Improve your technique and function especially when lifting or doing overhead activities

  • Minimise your chance of reinjury as you return to work or sport

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