Pelvis The pain in the pelvis is usually due to a reffered pain from the lower back or due to a dysfunction in the joint between the sacrum and ilia.
This joint called the sacroiliac (SI) joint. This is a tight articulation, only little movements are allowed, but these are indispensable for physiological biomechanics in the spine and hip. Either there is no mevement or the mobility of the joint is extended can cause pain. In both cases physiotherapy is important to mobilise or stabilise the joint. The dysfunction could be developed by trauma, leg discrepancy, repeated stress on the joint, pregnancy, inflammation. The only symptom is the pain above the joint which may get worse for bending, lifting or certain hip movements.
Treatment of sacroiliac joint dysfunction:
- ultrasound and electrotherapy
- massage, trigger point therapy
- manual therapy
- stretching techniques
- strengthening for pelvic stabilisation
- posture correction
- kinesio tape