Hi - this is the first of a series of short blog posts to get you acquainted with your SIJs. Let me know what you think...
There are many Myths and legends about the SIJ. Some people believe that all problems come from the pelvis (which are the 2 SIJs, the pubic symphysis and the innominates (2x Ilium, Ischium and Pubis).
The Sacroiliac Joints (SIJ) are 2 of the most important joints in the body. They transfer the load from the lower limbs (your legs) to the spinal column. If they don't do their job properly, you will start to load unevenly through your body.
Uneven loading in the body can lead to hip and knee joint arthritis, disc injuries in the back and pain from strained ligaments around the SIJ.
Research suggests that the SIJ is the *cause* of pain in 15-20% of low back cases...but just because the SIJ is sore doesn't mean it is the main problem...
Do you have what might be SIJ pain? Why don't you leave a comment and tell us about your story.
If you are a physiotherapist, why don't you go to www.myPTeducation.com to find out where the next SIJ is being held - if you want us to come to your town/city to run one, just email Antony at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your comments below.