3 Steps to Permanent Relief for SI Joint and Pelvic Pain
Today we are going to cover the 3 steps topermanent relief for pelvic and SI joint pain. Now what is SI joint painé The SI joint, ifyou do have SI joint pain, is pain on either side of the tailbone where the tailbone connectsto the pelvis. So this is a drawing of the pelvis. This is your tailbone. This isyour lumbar spine or your lower back, the bones in your lower back called vertebraesitting on top of your tailbone. Then on either side of that you have your right hip or yourleft hip if we are looking at a person from the front. When we see somebody with SI jointpain, they will typically have pain on that given side. 70% of the time, it is on theright side. Don't ask me why that is but
70% of the time we know it is on the right. You canalso get shooting groin pain, buttocks pain and symptoms down the outside of the leg thatis affected. It might be pain, numbness, tingling, burning. Typically, that personsuffers from a heaviness as well. It can also cause some incontinence and leaking issuesas along to effect sexual performance as well. It can be absolutely devastating ifthe pelvic problem is bad enough. Fortunately, most people just have pain on one side. Sowhat can you do about ité That person who has SI joint problems typically has troublerolling over in bed, getting in and out of a car, crossing one leg over the other. Usuallythey have trouble sitting for long periods
of time especially if it is on a couch or a softsurface. So it can be absolutely devastating. Now what are the steps to permanent relieffor thaté Number 1 is this. Most people when we seethem if they are going to try exercises on their own and they only have a little bitof SI joint pain or pelvic pain, they are doing stretches. Yes, there is a very basic stretchwhich most people show me on Day 1. It is a piriformis stretch which is where you grabthe knee and pull it up and across to the opposite shoulder. It will give the personwho suffers pelvic or SI joint problems and pain temporary relief. However, long termwe don't want to stretch. We want to
strengthen or stabilize. Why is thaté Whensomebody has an SI joint problem, so the center of gravity of your entire body is inthe center of your pelvis. That needs to move the right way and it needs to be stable whenyou are doing day to day activities. If it is not stable enough, what will happen is thejoint will move so far that it becomes stuck. So if we are looking at the tailbone, we havethe tailbone and we have the pelvis and you get a normal gliding day to day. If morestress, more force is put through the pelvis than the pelvis itself can handle, that SIjoint can handle, what will happen is you actually become stuck. Now that creates allsorts of problems for the muscle around it.
What most people do is try to stretch theirway out of it. The problem is not stretching and it is not flexibility. It is actuallya stability issue. If we want to stabilize, we need to do strengthening exercises. If you go on ourYouTube channel, on the Madden PT official YouTube channel, there is a tutorialcalled Top 3 Exercises for SI Joint and Pelvic Stability. They are very low grade, kindergartenlevelexercises where you can at least begin stabilizing the muscles that controlyour pelvis. But we don't want to stretch, we want to think stabilize. Step 2 is we want to take a look at our habits.So what are some habits that lead to
pelvic instability and problemsé Number oneis standing with the weight shifted. So if I'm standing like this with my weight shiftedside to side for long periods of time, what that does is over years and years and yearsit weakens the ligaments which are tissue that hold joints together that we can't control.Think about somebody with an ankle sprain. They sprained a ligament. They stretchedthe ligament but it is not a muscle. It is different than a muscle. There are littlehabits that we do. If I stand like this and let's say I weigh 175 pounds and if I'm standinglike this, I have 150 pounds on one side and 25 pounds on the other. Where if I'm standingbalanced, I have 87 Â½ pounds on each
Living With Systemic Lupus Arthritis Lupus Symptoms
Hi, this is Heather Kamins with Expert Village.If you are having arthritis pain, talk to your because they may be able to prescribeyou a prescription pain killers for that. They may also recommend over the counter painkillers. Talk to them about how to take those because some of them you need to take withfood so they don't hurt your stomach. Another thing that can be helpful is heat. It couldbe a heating pad but wet heat in particular like a hot bath a lot of people find helpfulin relieving joint pain. Exercise is another really good thing to help keep your jointsloose and also to help keep your muscles strengthened to support your joints. Low impact gentleexercise like swimming or water aerobics or
walking or biking if you are up to that canreally be helpful. It's always important to talk to your before you start an exerciseprogram and you could also talk to a physical therapist to help you design a program orif you are a little bit more limited in your motion.
6 Lesser Known Symptoms of Lupus
Hi everyone. My name is Anna Scanlon. Andyou are watching New Life Outlook. Today we are going to talk to you about some lesserknown Lupus symptoms. Now when you talk about Lupus, most people already know about thejoint pain, the fatigue, the rashes, but there are some other symptoms that can go alongwith Lupus that aren't necessarily as present and they are often a lot lesser known. Thefirst one that I'm going to talk about is psychological symptoms in Lupus. People withLupus often suffer more from depression and anxiety than most people. It's kind of a chickenor the egg situation. You don't really know if the depression and anxiety is caused bythe Lupus itself, or it's caused by situations
like being homebound, being ill, and thingslike that, that will cause people to feel a bit more depressed and anxious. However,there is something also known as LupusInduced Psychosis. This is usually present duringa flare and it will resolve with high doses of steroids. However, you can also developpsychosis from too much Prednisone. So that is also something that your would keepan eye on. Very rarely, LupusInduced Psychosis, will also occur without a flare , and in thatcase, your will treat it with normal antipsychotic drugs. But the good news isthat in any case of LupusInduced Psychosis, it is usually resolved within two to fourweeks. And luckily, it doesn't become as present
in people's lives as normal psychosis. Somepeople with Lupus also experience really severe headaches and these aren't just regular kindof 'blah' headaches. But these are crushing migrainetype headaches. If you are experiencingsomething like that, and you have Lupus, it's worth talking to your about it, becausethey may be able to curb the symptoms with higher doses of Vimovo suppressants. As youknow, Lupus is a disease in which the body attacks itself and the nervous system is nodifferent from that. Some people, although rarely, will experience symptoms of theirbody attacking their nervous system, which may result in feeling like you have pins andneedles, feeling like you are sunburned when
you are not, or other kinds of stinging, tingling,or burning sensations. They also experience secondary symptoms of Lupus in you mouth,and this can mean that you can get Candida or an oral thrush infection, and that canbe treated really easily with a topical treatment or a topical ointment prescribed by your or dentist. It's not a big deal, but it can be very painful and annoying. And more seriously,although a bit more rare, some people with Lupus have trouble holding the teeth in theirmouth because their bones become so weak. So if you feel like your teeth are weaker,or weakening, it's definitely worth it to take a trip to your dentist just to ensurethat things are okay. Thank you guys so much
for watching and I will see you in my nexttutorial. Bye.