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SI pain extending to hip?

TheJessicaTTheJessica Posts: 1
edited 05/12/2015 - 7:16 AM in Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Problems
Hi all,

I'm a first time poster, but I've come across this site many times in my search for information.

Last spring I was diagnosed with SI arthritis due to bad alignment. I have had 3 SI joint injections and I'm almost due for another (it's been every 3-4 months). The shot helps my SI joint a lot, but now I've been noticing other issues I never had before.

When I try to sit cross-legged, my right leg (the same side as my bad SI) won't go down as far as my left leg and I have pain in my front hip area on that side.

Also, when I try to do a piriformis stretch on that side, I can't feel a deep stretch like I used to.

I know the piriformis muscle extends from the SI joint to the hip joint, so I had been thinking it was a piriformis issue - but I read that piriformis syndrome causes sciatic pain. I have experienced sciatica before, and this definitely isn't sciatica. It's limited to my hip. Could it be a tendon issue or maybe a different muscle?

My deeper question is: could these issues be caused by the shot, or just an extension of the existing SI imbalance?


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  • Hi. I'm new also. My SI pain radiates to my hip. When I stretch that side, it hurts. Hip MRI was clean. Pretty much at the end of my rope.

  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    edited 05/19/2015 - 12:26 AM
    Did doctor give you any instructions on activities? Any restrictions? And for how long?
    I am thinking of you sitting cross legged.

    I was wondering if doctor would have recommendations of keeping body in alignment.

    Hello mississippimama........
    I don't know, but believe you would be better served to post your individual situation onto your own post.
    This may lead members to more readily find you and then be able to share their experiences with you.

    You will find you are not alone

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