Pain at or near one or both of the sacroiliac joints, with no symptoms radiating down the leg. It is similar to low back pain, but usually presents more locally in the area of the joint.
People with SI joint pain usually experience pain when walking, getting in and out of bed, and standing on one leg. During exercise, they may experience pain with running, lunges, step ups, and other asymmetrical movements.
People with SI joint pain also can experience pubic symphysis pain. You can read more about pubic symphysis pain here!
Many people who are concerned about joint alignment are also worried to move normally and participate in their desired exercise. We don’t want anyone to be limited in their movement because of this fear – your pelvis is strong and stable, even if you have pain!
If movements in bed or getting out of the car are painful, try keeping your legs together (“move like a mermaid”). Your PT can help you troubleshoot bothersome movements if you’re still having trouble.