Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
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The sacroiliac joint is located in the lower back where the spine meets the pelvis. This joint is responsible for transferring weight from the upper body to the lower extremities. If this joint becomes dysfunctional, it can cause a variety of symptoms including pain, inflammation, and instability.
There is no clear indication as to what really causes the joint to become dysfunctional. However, there are a number of risk factors that have been identified. These include:
- Trauma to the joint
If you think you may be suffering from sacroiliac joint dysfunction, it is important to see a specialist for a proper diagnosis. We are the leading experts in Hong Kong and we have the best team of podiatrists to handle such issues.
Signs and Symptoms of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
The most common symptom of sacroiliac joint dysfunction is pain. This pain can be aggravated by activities such as walking, sitting, or standing. The pain is usually localized to the lower back and buttocks but it can also radiate down the legs. Other symptoms include:
- Muscle spasms
- numbness and tingling
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis. We can help you get the treatment you need to relieve your pain and improve your quality of life.
Treatment for Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
The first step in treating sacroiliac joint dysfunction is to identify the underlying cause. Once the cause has been determined, a treatment plan can be designed to address the specific needs of the patient. Treatment options include:
- Physical therapy
- Steroid injections
After our in-depth examination, we will determine the best form of treatment to rectify the sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Contact us today to book an appointment.