Hi everyone! Here's a new concept I haven't written about as much yet. I find it really interesting, and I hope you will too! What I wanted to talk to you about is the SI joint's role in shock absorption. The SI joint is different from a lot of other joints in the body, in … Continue reading The SI Joint and Shock Absorption
Hi everyone! The more and more I've been working on this blog, the more ideas have come to me for better ways to explain things. When I first limped into my chiropractor's office with my SI joint stuck all those years ago, I really appreciated the explanations he gave me using an anatomical model, so … Continue reading Creating my own visual aides! (Some basic views of the SI joint).
Hey everyone, Here's a concept that comes up all the time, so I wanted to take a moment to clarify it. What is a ligament, and what is a tendon? And what happens when we injure each one? A ligament is a very tough band of connective tissue that connects one bone to another. Ligaments … Continue reading What’s the difference between a ligament sprain and a muscle strain?
Here is a really important concept about the SI joint: How is an SI joint supposed to stay in place? The body has 2 main systems to maintain stability in the SI joint: Form closure and force closure. 1) Form closure has to do with the shape of the bones that make up the SI joint (the two hip bones … Continue reading SI Joint Concepts: Form Closure vs. Force Closure
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09J9zIoOd1Q Hip labral tears are a condition that can sometimes accompany sacroiliac joint dysfunction. The labrum is a ring of cartilage found within the hip socket. Its main purpose is to absorb shock, as well as to help make sure your leg bone fits snugly inside the hip socket. Cartilage is generally pretty tough, but sometimes … Continue reading Labral tears
Part of the reason it took me so long to get information on the SI joint is that I simply didn't know where to start looking. Since I first developed my own SI joint issues in 2011, it does seem as though a lot more information on the subject has made its way onto the … Continue reading SI Joint Concepts: Useful Terminology
Ok. Here are some really great diagrams I’ve found across the web which should help simplify some of the things I’m talking about. These graphics were all available under a Creative Commons license -- thank you so much to those who made them available! I've linked to the source below each illustration. First, let’s start … Continue reading Where is the Sacroiliac Joint? Useful illustrations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mWyXAQJxgE If you have SI joint dysfunction, this is a really important concept for you to understand. There are different types of issues that can affect the SI joint, but this was the main problem for me, during the entire five years I struggled with this problem. *** The sacroiliac joint is made up by … Continue reading What happens when an SI joint gets stuck?
The SI joint is mainly held together by bands of connective tissue known as ligaments. These ligaments hold the sacrum (base of the spine) and the ilia (hip bones) together to make up the two sacroiliac joints. Here are some diagrams which give you a general view of what the ligaments look like: An … Continue reading The ligaments of the SI joint
So I tested my SI joints today in a way that I haven't since I injured them: I went for a hike, not in my regular shoes, but in my actual winter boots. They were still relatively new and had that just-out-of-the-box feeling-- in other words, they were kind of stiff. And I pushed myself. … Continue reading In the Woods