The sacroiliac joint is the joint that separates the sacrum from the two side of the pelvis. This common problem is often explained by patients saying ‘my hips are out!’ As a matter of fact this problem does not primarily involve the hips. It is most commonly represented by pain in the buttock but can be mistaken for lumbar spine pain due to its proximity to the area. sacroiliac joint pain often manifests as a dull ache that is noticeable when rolling in bed or when stepping up or down a step.
The sacroiliac joint can be treated with techniques to re-align the pelvis via hands on treatment and by muscle strengthening. Your physio can assess the pelvis to confirm the manner in which the pelvis has been moved and then you can begin to get it back to normal. The sacroiliac joint problem is common in runners and people that have been limping for a period of time for one reason or another.