Sacroiliac Dysfunction Causes

There are four primary causes of sacroiliac pain and dysfunction. The most common cause is a biomechanical imbalance that leads to increased wear on one side on the pelvis versus the other. The imbalance may be caused from having one leg shorter than the other, hyper pronation of one or both feet (flat feet) or muscle imbalances possibly caused from unilateral sports or activities where one repeatedly swings or twists in one direction.

The most common cause of SI pain in pregnancy occurs during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters when the mother's body starts to release hormones that soften the pelvic ligaments. These hormones allow the pelvis to separate during the birthing process.

Another cause of sacroiliac pain is any arthritic conditions that cause a breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Your SI Joints have a cartilage layer which protects the bones from rubbing against each other. This cartilage serves different purposes such as absorbing shock and providing for movement. When this cartilage is damaged the bones can rub together and cause a condition known as degenerative arthritis.

The last cause of sacroiliac pain is traumatic injuries that "jam" the joint with an excessive force causing damage to the ligaments that protect the SI joints. This trauma may be from a car accident, sports collision or jumping off of something that is too high.

If you are experiencing SI Pain and would like a complete diagnosis, please contact our Frisco, TX Clinic for an appointment today.

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