Pelvic Pain

The sacroiliac (SI) joint is the place where the wing-shaped top of your pelvis, a bone called the ilium, attaches to the lower part of your spine (sacrum). You have two SI joints, one on each side of your pelvis. A very strong and complex set of ligaments holds the two bones snugly together.

Pain from sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction makes it tough to move around, get comfortable, or do the things you do every day. When rest, ice, and heat aren’t enough to help, the right treatment can ease your pain and get your joint back in motion again.

How physical therapy can help

Physical therapy can help the area become more flexible. A physical therapist can teach you exercises that will build strength and make your SI joint more mobile. You’ll also learn ways to move that will hurt less. You’ll probably have sessions two to three times a week, but you can continue the moves on your own at home.