SI joint dysfunction affects the SI joint. The SI joint is located in the center of the pelvis and consists of three bones which include the ilium, ischium, and pubis. The SI joints connect these bones, providing stability for movement. Other conditions including osteoarthritis and arthritis can lead to SI joint dysfunction. Other than inflammation, these conditions can cause pain and stiffness in these joints. However, San Bernardino SI joint surgery (superior glenohumeral ligament reconstruction) can help relieve SI joint dysfunction.

Below are the benefits of SI joint surgery;

Relief of low back pain

SI joint surgery helps relieve low back pain. This is because when the SI joint is injured, it often causes compression of the nerve that runs from your lower back to your toes (peroneal nerve). When this happens, you can feel tingling or numbness in your foot and toes. This can be very painful and interfere with normal activities such as walking, standing, or even sleeping.

Improved mobility and quality of life

The improved mobility after SI joint surgery helps you lead a more active lifestyle by allowing you to participate in activities that were previously difficult due to pain or stiffness in your knee or hip joints. You can now enjoy activities such as walking and running around with little to no discomfort or pain.

Improved function and function stability

After SI joint surgery, you will experience an increase in your overall strength, stability, and functionality because there is less stress on the cartilage surfaces of your knee joint after surgery than there was before surgery took place because of all the work done during surgery.

Improvement in walking and bowel function

The proper function of your sacroiliac joints can have a major impact on your ability to walk, stand and sit comfortably. If one or both joints are damaged or have been replaced with metal plates and screws, you may experience problems with these activities.

Other than surgery, SI joint dysfunction can be treated through other means, Surgery is considered as the last option. Other treatment options include;

Physical therapy: Physical therapy is a common treatment option for SI joint dysfunction. Physical therapists use various techniques to increase your range of motion and strength in your SI joints. Some of these techniques include ice and heat devices, and massage.

Strengthening exercises: A physical therapist may recommend strengthening exercises that involve stretching, strengthening, or stretching and strengthening exercises.

Chiropractic care: Chiropractic care is another option to consider when treating SI joint dysfunction. Chiropractors use gentle adjustments of the spine and joints to restore normal alignment and movement to relieve joint pain or other symptoms associated with SI joint dysfunction.

If you have SI joint dysfunction, you may experience pain in your hip or knee. You may also feel a clicking sensation when walking or running, as well as a feeling of instability in the joint. If you are suffering from SI joint dysfunction, it is time to see Ali H. Mesiwala, MD, FAANS.