SI Joint Dysfunction

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction tends to begin with an injury to the ligaments that are meant to hold the joint in place.  This can happen through blunt force, like falling on your butt, or through repetitive motions and sports that subject the ligaments to more force than they are able to handle.

Ligaments of the SI joint

SI joint dysfunction can affect different people in different ways, depending on the extent of their injury, as well as other factors such as gender and age. 

The SI joint and the rest of the body

SI joint dysfunction can affect the motion patterns in the rest of your body, causing pain in other areas.

On the other hand, there are different conditions which can cause symptoms that are very similar to SI joint dysfunction, so it’s important to ensure you’ve received a proper diagnosis.

Here are some posts I wrote to clarify SI issues, and how to get a diagnosis:

Understanding SI Joint Dysfunction:

Effects on the rest of the body:

Other potential causes to rule out: