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
6 Thyroid Pain Symptoms You Should Not Ignore
Hi, Im Anisa, on this occasion I will talk about thyroid pain symptoms. hope you enjoy it 10 Signs and Symptoms that You Have an Underactive Thyroid. About 4.6 percent of the United States population suffers from underactive thyroid. The risk for developing hypothyroidism is higher in women over age 50 and postpartum females. Thyroid problems are easily identified with a simple blood test and can often be fixed with the right medicines. But most cases of hypothyroidism remain undiagnosed because the early symptoms are diverse and easily ignored.
If you have multiple signs and symptoms of this problem, ask your to check your thyroid hormone levels. Here are the top 10 signs that you have an underactive thyroid.1. Unexplained Weight Gain Weight gain without any change in diet or physical activity may indicate low levels of thyroid hormones. These hormones help regulate basal metabolism and thermogenesis as well as the metabolism of fats and glucose. An underactive thyroid contributes to a lower metabolic rate, which may cause excess weight gain. A 2008 study published in the Saudi Medical Journal notes that overall thyroid dysfunction was found more often in overweight people with varying degree of significance. However, more detailed studies are needed to find out the exact cause and effect relationship between obesity and hypothyroidism.
If you have unexplained weight gain, it is essential to consult your to determine the exact cause. 2. Dry and Flaky SkinIf you are following your usual beauty and skin care regimen and haven't changed any of the products you use but your skin is dry and itchy, it could be a symptom of hypothyroidism. The change in skin texture and appearance can be due to reduced blood circulation, one of the side effects of having low thyroid hormones. In addition, a slowed metabolism due to low thyroid hormone production can reduce sweating. Without proper sweating, the skin becomes dry and flaky. Along with dry skin, there may be facial puffiness (especially near the eyelids) and thickened skin on the lower legs with a pale or yellowish appearance.
A 2012 study published in the Indian Journal of Dermatology notes that the most common cutaneous feature in patients with hypothyroidism is coarse, rough and dry skin. As these skin signs are rather nonspecific and often subtle, people tend to ignore them or attribute them to other causes. It is best to consult your to see if there is an underlying health condition causing these skin changes. 3. Muscle Soreness and Pain People suffering from hypothyroidism often experience muscle weakness, pain, stiffness, or cramping. There may also be general joint pain. There may also be general joint pain. Low metabolism disrupts how your body burns energy, which can affect how your muscles feel after doing your regular exercises.
Low thyroid often increases inflammation that may be contributing to your muscle and joint pain. A 2000 study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery Psychiatry notes that neuromuscular symptoms and signs were present in most patients having thyroid problems. In fact, about 40 percent of the hypothyroid patients had predominantly sensory signs of a sensorimotor axonal neuropathy early in the course of thyroid disease. For unexplained muscle aches and pains, consult your to rule out the possibility of an undiagnosed thyroid problem or other health issues. 4. Hair Loss. Proper functioning of the thyroid gland is essential for the development and maintenance of the hair follicles,
and an underactive thyroid can result in significant changes in hair growth and texture. It may also affect eyebrows and body hair. A 2008 study published in the Journal of al Endocrinology and Metabolism reports that thyroid hormones directly affect hair follicles. The thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) modulate several aspects of hair anatomy, from the hair growth cycle to the hair's pigmentation. Another 2008 study published in the Indian Journal of Dermatology notes that among the thyroid disorders, hypothyroidism is often associated with alopecia areata.The study also put emphasis on screening for thyroid abnormalities in patients with chronic, recurrent and extensive alopecia areata. If you are worried about hair loss and other hairrelated issues, see your to get your thyroid checked.
Do I Have Hypothyroidism or Adrenal Fatigue
Do I have hypothyroidism or adrenal fatigueé Adrenal fatigue tends to hit people sufferingfrom high amounts of stress like soldiers, chronic overwork under tight deadlines orjumping out of airplanes and other high risk sports often. I have been stressed out a lot. Adrenal fatigue can cause you to feel tiredeven after a long sleep, and you have trouble getting up in the morning. So can hypothyroidism.
When someone's stress levels are high, theydon't sleep well. Fortunately, literally chilling out and relaxing so you can sleepwell can correct for it while your thyroid wouldn't recover. Unless the adrenal fatigue is bad. Adrenal fatigue makes your blood sugar reallylow in the morning, and this can force you to wake up for late night snacks. Hypothyroidism causes you to feel tired too. But hypothyroidism can make you more sensitiveto cold, constipation, dry skin, weight gain
and hoarseness. Late night snacking and lack of sleep cancause weight gain too. That's why night shift workers are way more likely to be obese. A thyroid failing to produce enough hormoneswill cause stiffness in your joints, muscle aches, thinning hair and a slowed heart ratethat adrenal fatigue won't. But they can both be mistaken for depression,both cause fatigue, and if you're down enough, both cause impaired memory. Only a decreased thyroid will cause goiter,decreased body temperature and elevated cholesterol.
If I have hypothyroidism, it is no where severeenough to cause those symptoms. What symptoms should I look for with regard to adrenal fatigueé Adrenal fatigue adds to anxiety and irritabilitywhile making you unable to get energized, because you're using up the adrenaline justdealing with daily life. Adrenal fatigue can also happen because theadrenal glands simply slow down. Hypothyroidism is most likely in women oversixty. You're nowhere near old enough. The hard part is that hypothyroidism can slowdown or suspend your period, while all the stress that causes adrenal fatigue can dothe same. So I have that symptom, but don't
know what I have. The only sure test is a blood test, to seewhich hormones are too low or too high. So then I get to stress out as to what iswrong. You could have high adrenaline levels fromstress and thyroid problems, though I hope you don't end up causing one condition worryingabout the other. Then I need to talk to the to see whatI have. And avoid high stress conditions to minimizethe risk of making your adrenals worse and using up energy if your thyroid is actingup.
That becomes an interesting excuse for notdriving in rush hour traffic.