SI joint pain refers to discomfort or pain in the sacroiliac joints, which are located at the base of the spine, connecting the sacrum (the triangular bone at the lower end of the spine) to the ilium (part of the pelvis). The symptoms of SI joint pain can vary from person to person but may include:
Lower back pain: Pain may be felt on one side of the lower back or buttocks. It might also radiate down the back of the thigh or into the groin region.
Hip pain: Discomfort can be felt in the hip area, often localized to one side.
Buttock pain: Pain in the buttock, typically on one side, is a common symptom of SI joint issues.
Pain when transitioning between sitting and standing: People with SI joint pain may experience increased discomfort while moving from a seated to a standing position.
Pain while walking or climbing stairs: Activities that involve weight-bearing on the affected side can exacerbate the pain.
Pain when lying on the affected side: Putting pressure on the affected SI joint while lying down can cause discomfort.
Stiffness or limited range of motion in the lower back or hips: The SI joint pain may result in reduced flexibility or a feeling of stiffness.
Clicking or popping sensations: Some individuals may experience clicking or popping sensations in the SI joint region.
Increased pain during pregnancy: The SI joint pain can be more pronounced during pregnancy due to the increased stress on the joints.