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
Knee Arthritis Stretches Exercises Ask Jo
Hey everybody, it's Jo and Remy. She'shere to help me out to show you some Knee Arthritis stretches and exercises. So let'sget started. The main muscles around your knee are your quad muscles, your hamstring muscles and your calf muscles. So we're gonna stretch and exercise those. Let's start offwith the calf muscles. Just kind of putting your feet out in front of you. The one thatyou're not gonna stretch, you can kind of pull it up close to you in just a comfortableposition. If you've got a strap, that works great, if you don't, you can use a dog leash,or a towel, or even a belt if you have one.
so take the strap and put it around the ballof your foot, not on your toes, not way down, but right there so it doesn't com flying offand hit you in the face. You want to relax your foot and then use the strap to pull ittowards you. So give it a nice pull, nice stretch, not pain, just stretch, and holdthat for about 30 seconds. Then relax it down and do three of those. So pulling towardsyou and that calf muscle comes and crosses the knee, so you really want to keep thatnice and loose so it doesn't put extra pressure on that knee joint. The next one is gonnabe a hamstring stretch. So you can use a strap or, you can just do a stretch towards yourtoes. With that you want to keep your back
nice and straight. So you don't want to curl.Sometimes people want to curl down towards their toes. But then you're not really stretchingthose hamstrings. So keep your back nice and straight and just bend at your hip joint.And if you pull your toes up towards you, that kind of helps activate the calf and straightenout the leg so you're gonna get more of a hamstring stretch. So just kind of stretchingforward. You don't have to touch your toes. You can try if you want to, but again thehamstrings come and cross the other way, so it's really important to get those nice andloose as well so you don't have that pressure pulling on that joint there. So again keepingthe back nice and straight, lean forward,
hold it for 30 seconds and then do 3 of those.The last stretch is gonna be for your quad muscle. This one actually connects to theknee cap, so it's really important to stretch as well. You're gonna lie down on your stomachand use the strap again. One that has a little loop like the strap or the dog leash worksreally wall because you can put it around your ankle. If you can't lie on your stomach,if that's not comfortable, you can lie on your side, but make sure to keep that toppart of your leg straight down. Don't bring it forward, but try and keep it straight thewhole time. When you lie on your stomach, take the strap and put it around your shoulder.So you can be nice and comfortable. And then
just pull towards you. Now sometimes yourleg is gonna want to go out or in, but try and keep it straight up if you can so thatwill give you a nice stretch in the quad. So pull it towards you, hold it for about30 seconds, relax, and then pull ti towards you again. 3 times for 30 seconds. Now we'regonna go into the exercises after you get everything nice and stretched out. The firstone is gonna be a quad set. So that's strengthening the quad muscle on top here. Put your footstraight out in front of you, the other one you can kind of pull it up wherever it's comfortable.Sometimes you don't have that complete straightness in your knee, so it might be bent a littlebit like this. If you want to use a rolled
up towel as a target, you can. Some peoplelike to have that target to push down in to. Or you can just have it flat on the ground.What you want to do is squeeze that quad muscle to push your knee down onto the floor. Ifyou pull your toes up while you squeeze down, that'll help active all the muscles. So squeezingdown. try and hold it for 5 10 seconds and then relax. So again if you want to use thetowel, it just kind of helps give you something to push down in to. So holding again, 5 10seconds and do about 10 of those. The next one, we call a short arc quad. Using a rollis helpful cause you're gonna prop your knee up this time. If you don't have a roll, afoam roll, something like that, you can use
Exercises for Arthritis Pain Relief Hip Knee Strengthening for Arthritis Pain Relief
Hi! My name is Monica and the next exercisethat I am going to show you for arthritis are actually going to be for the muscles tostrengthen around your hip and your knee area. These next few you can actually do with ankleweights if you want to. You can buy these from Target or WalMart or sporting good storesif you want a little bit more resistance. These are great ways to do exercises thatare nonweightbearing, meaning that you aren't going to have to be standing and putting weighton the joints that are painful while you are doing these. First one I will have you guysdo is, I am just turning to the side so that you can see better, go ahead and lie backdown either on your elbows or all the way
back whatever is comfortable for you and youare just going to be lifting your leg off the ground right like this, so nice and slow.You can see my heels only coming about a foot off the ground; you don't have to go upall the way. When I first start out you can see my quad is getting nice and tight so thesemuscles right in the front are nice and tight and then I lift up. You can hold 35 secondsif you want to or just come up and down.