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Si and hysterectomy and the right exersices

Hi i had lower back pain diagnised as SI joint. After phys therapy it came back bt was manageable. I had hysterectomy partial a yr and 1/2 ago and it got worse! Now my joints ache all the time. Exersize helps but sometimes makes it worse. I can barely get through cardio. I do asi stretching and some si exersizes that help but i cant do normal walking swimming or biking. Only for small periods of time and some days are better then others. Even then my knees and ankles will hurt. Its getting to be a joke. I'm 33!
Anyone experience this?
Any luck with the right exersizes over time? Really want to get back into shape and miss being outdoors


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  • I have had a hysterectomy, 1 ovary removed, and both fallopian tubes. I still have my left ovary. However that is going to have to be removed because i constantly have large cysts that form on it. Do you still have your ovaries? I was 34 when i had the procedure done and i was 19 when i messed up my si joint. The reason i ask about the ovaries is because they can add to your si pain, from cysts or from the hormones released every month. Our ovaries don't know we no longer have a cycle. My physical therapist told me that our ligaments and joints can become more lax at this time.

    If you are no longer going to physical therapy, i recommend you go back or find someone who is able to manipulate it back into place. When your pelvis is out of alignment that is when the real pain begins, for me anyways. My pelvis is finally in place for the first time in almost 20years.

    It slips very easily. The therapist has me doing a ton of exercises to strengthen my ligaments and my core. I have a disc herniation as well. So i can't tell you any exercises to do because i would hate to be the cause of more harm then good. I would really try getting back to pt. They will have the best exercises for you. They can print you out a copy with details and pictures of the exercises that are right for you.

    One thing i will say, ice is your friend. Even if you have an arthritic component like me, it helps the inflammation. I've gotten really bad arthritis in my hips, back, and pelvis from everything being out of place for so long. Do you have arthritis as well? I'm 37 and i really didn't ever expect to have arthritis this bad until i was much older.

    I feel your pain. What exercises are you currently doing? Some can aggravate the pelvis/si joint even more. While walking is great for bad backs, they tell me it isn't so great with the si issues that i have.

    I hope you have some luck. Do please keep me updated

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