Well, I knew it had to come eventually-- the day I slipped and fell on ice, and landed on my butt. Blunt force to the SI joints, particularly if it's asymmetric, is known to be a potential cause of injury. That's because it can subject the ligaments to greater force than they can handle, stretching … Continue reading Facing one of my worst fears: a potential reinjury
I stumbled upon Jim Hansen's well-written blog Recover Your Stride today while doing research for my prolotherapy post. He had a number of posts up that I thought might be helpful for anyone looking for info on prolotherapy for the SI joints, so I wanted to make sure I link to them here. (And also … Continue reading Recover Your Stride: informative blog from a patient who had successful prolotherapy injections
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NsgU4FVYOA A reader asked me if I'd ever had prolotherapy yesterday, and since I've been meaning to write about it for a while, now seems like the right time to put this out there! What is prolotherapy? Prolotherapy is a relatively new form of treatment, meant to speed the healing of sprained ligaments. It involves … Continue reading What is Prolotherapy? (and why I didn’t end up having it).
Hi everyone! I just got back from the most beautiful hike. I went with a group of friends to the Blue Hills, south of Boston. I stuck with them for the first hour (they were going at what was, for them, a somewhat relaxed pace). Then, once I was tired, I made my way back … Continue reading All My Posts, Listed According to Subject
If you have sacroiliac joint problems, the pubic symphysis is another important joint to be aware of. This joint moves even less than the sacroiliac joint, and is found in the front of the pelvis, as pictured above. As you can see, the each hip bone runs all the way from the SI joint in … Continue reading The Pubic Symphysis: the joint at the front of the pelvis
Here is an insightful article I just found, which makes few points I want to be sure I remember. Although it's written in reference to runners, I feel it applies to way more than just running injuries. What is so significant about the article? Well, for one thing, As someone who spent years looking for help … Continue reading Interesting article: “Evidence-based treatment of hip and pelvic injuries in runners”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zxq-FoXYOug Here is a great video from Vicki Sims of Gainesville Physical Therapy, providing an overview of some of the symptoms of sacroiliac joint dysfunction. On this blog, I plan to introduce you to the work of a wide range of PT's, doctors, surgeons, and other medical professionals who have valuable things to say about … Continue reading Common Symptoms of SI Joint Dysfunction (Vicki Sims video)