The SI Joint is the point where the spine and hip bone meet. SI Joint pain a common cause of pain among athletes and specifically runners. Pain caused by inflammation at the SI Joint can cause pain in the lower back, buttocks and down the front or back of the legs.
What is SI or Sacroiliac Joint Pain?
The SI or Sacroiliac Joint Injections are commonly performed to control pain caused by arthritis in the SI or sacroiliac joint. The steroid medication at the injection site reduces the swelling and inflammation in the joint that is most often causing the painful sensation.
What causes hip pain?
Hip pain can come as a result of many things. Common causes of hip pain are;
- arthritis or osteoarthritis,
- fractures from decreased bone density,
- hernias and back issues or excess weight.
- Sometimes bursitis of the trochanteric bursae is a cause of hip pain also.
How can I avoid hip and SI joint pain?
- Don’t cross your legs,
- Strengthen your inner and outer thighs,
- Avoid high impact activities such as running or jumping,
- If you do run then ensure you wear properly fitted shoes and opt for running on softer surfaces rather than asphalt or concrete.