Severe SI Joint Pain What Can You Do About it
Hi. This question comes from N'Thai. N'Thai waswondering what she can do, she has severe sacroiliac joint pain. Sacroiliac pain is extremely common, as amatter of fact, the statistics show that it keeps rising, and rising, and rising.More people are getting SI joint pain. That just short, , and the medical terminology is just SI joint. Now sacroiliac joint pain was one of myspecialties when I was working with orthopedics, and doing a lot ofdifferent types of therapies, and really
using advanced type technologies for SI joint pain. There's a few things in my experience that most people never look at, and neverwork with, especially chiropractors or orthopedics, that I feel that one of themain causes for SI joint pain. First of all, when you look at theSI joint pain you have to look at. you have to look at the hip joints,
you have to look at the knee joints,you have to look at the ankle joints, and you have to look at the feet, the angles of the feet. What I found was one it in abouteighty percent of the cases was that the feet were the main cause of the SI joint pain. So, number one, when addressing SI joint pain, always get your feet measured, and what Iused a company called 'Foot Leveler' and in
the United States most chiropractors, well Ishouldn't say most chiropractors, but some chiropractors actually will be able toÐ¸ are foot levelers specialists, you stand on a device, it that takesa laser screen of the bottom of your foot, and it custom designs an orthotic for you shoe. Now, don't go to an orthopedic and getsome orthotics, because they'd never wor
The only ones that ever worked for me, were the ones that we specificallydesigned from Foot Levelers. That's step one, correct the feet. Step two with SI joint, work the muscles in and around the SI joint. Now there's two different types of
therapies that I would use whenI was doing that: one is called PNF stretching, paul, nancy, frank, stretching, PNF stretching. So if you're lookingfor a chiropractor, and you have SI joint pain, make sure they give PNF stretching; and the second thing is ART,
Training With Joint Muscle Soreness and Injuries GOOD OR BAD IDEA
No pain, no gainé It depends on what kindof pain you're talking about. If you're training at all with pain and injury, this is one tutorialyou don't want to miss. What's up, guysé Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX.COM Today we're going to talk about the number1 question we get here on this channel. We see it over and over again. And that's, 'Jeff, what do I do if I'm inpain when I'm trainingé I've got this hurting me or that's bothering me. Should I continueto train or should I step away from the gymé' It's a question that's right up my alley becauseas a Physical Therapist and a professional
Strength Coach, I actually get to addressthis and see this from both sides of the spectrum. I get to see it in the acute stage when somebody'sactually rehabbing, and then see them as they attack their workouts once again. And try to make sure that these pains andissues don't recur and come back. So, I feel like I'm uniquely qualified here to help youwith this. And it starts right here, guys with what Icall the cycle of pain. If you're trying to figure out whether ornot you should go back into the gym or continue working out around an injury, it's reallygoing to come down to this cycle of pain.
And that means, when you get pain or discomfortin a lift and it could be your knees on a squat, or it could be your shoulder on a benchpress. Or it could be even your shoulder on a SideLateral Raise. When you feel that pain, the first thing that's going to happen is you'regoing to get altered joint mechanic pattern. So, if it's that squat and I feel pain inmy knees, the first thing I'm going to do is whaté Instinctively try to find a way toavoid the pain. So, the same thing on a Shoulder Side LateralRaise. I feel pain when I'm in this range from here to here.
So, I instinctively try to find a way thatI don't have to have the motion occur in my shoulder so I kind of lift, lean maybe, youknow, pull up a little bit with my trap. What's worse is, a lot of times these alteredjoint mechanics are not even perceptible in the mirror because they're happening internally. So, you can't even all the time see them butyou know that they're happening. With these altered joint mechanics, the next thing we'llsee is weakness. So, let's go back to the squat example. IfI feel too much pain when I squat with my knees and I try to lean a little bit more
to take the descent out of the knees and putit more into the hips, guess what happensé The quads don't get much work. So, if we're taking our altered joint mechanics,the quads are now doing half of the work they're supposed to be responsible for. That leads to quad weakness. So, you'll seea decrease in muscle size or an inability to reach the muscle size that you should when you start to avoid yourpain, alter your point mechanics and then cause weakness andor a decrease of musclesize.
What goes along with the altered mechanicsis also a compensation. You know, the body is smart. It's going to get to what it hasto do. It's going to get to point B from point A.The problem is, it shifts the load often times to joints that are illequipped to handlethose loads. Again, with the example of the squat. As I try to lean more forward to take theknees out of the equation, I put more of it onto the hips, but more so, I put more ofit onto my low back. So, the low back is illequipped to handlethe loads of a back squat as you lean forward.