In the Woods

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”

Tight muscles can mimic SI joint dysfunction

Now that my SI joints themselves are actually staying stable (thank God!) I can begin to identify other factors that may have been contributing to my pain, and causing my sense of being off-kilter, all along. What I’m referring to specifically in this post is tightness in the muscles of the lower back.   WhenContinue reading “Tight muscles can mimic SI joint dysfunction”

SI Joint Concepts: Hypomobility and Hypermobility

Hey everyone, These are some common terms relating to the SI joint which, unfortunately, can be very confusing to a lot of people.  Let’s clear them up! The words hypermobile and hypomobile can be used in a few different ways to describe the SI joint, or any joint in the body. Let’s start by talkingContinue reading “SI Joint Concepts: Hypomobility and Hypermobility”

The point I’m at now: When muscle strength finally takes over for weak ligaments

So, I think I’m finally at the point in my recovery that seemed like a dream when people first described it to me five years ago: The point at which I’d finally develop enough muscle strength to make up for the fact that the ligaments that are supposed to hold my SI joint together have been stretchedContinue reading “The point I’m at now: When muscle strength finally takes over for weak ligaments”

How did I first injure my SI joint?

I can attribute two original factors to how I developed my SI joint injury, and a third factor that kept it going on for so long: Factor #1: Abnormal Movement Patterns Over Time It all started in the fall of 2011.  I had actually been having very significant knee pain due to chondromalacia patella, aContinue reading “How did I first injure my SI joint?”