Osteoarthritis of sacroiliac joint

Common Questions and Answers about Osteoarthritis of sacroiliac joint


Avatar f tn Originally I was being treated by a sports medicine doctor for Sacroiliac joint dysfunction. My treatments had consisted of weekly physiotherapy, Pilates, stretching and core strengthening exercises and corticosteroid injections into both sacroiliac joints and my coccyx. I had also trialled numerous NSAIDs. Nine months ago I had blood tests and a bone scan. I tested positive for the HLA B27 gene and a bone scan which revealed reuptake into my ankles and sacroiliac joints.
Avatar f tn Joint hypermobility syndrome, kyphosis, mid-thoracic joint dysfunction, sacral pain and sacroiliac joint dysfunction. She also said I was ½ inches shorter since 2005, and could have osteoporosis. She assessed me as 46% disabled, but did not know why? At my doctor’s appointment in March 2008, I wanted to know what was wrong with my WHOLE spine, and sacroiliac area, and WHY I have loss of function in my legs? The doctor said the stenosis was not bad enough to cause my symptoms.
358486 tn?1294779988 Twisting, bending, or moving in a way that triggers sacroiliac joint pain, Infection of the joint, Osteoarthritis of the joint (more common in older adults), Trauma, such as auto accidents, Stress fractures in athletes, Inflammation of the joint, such as with ankylosing spondylitis. Can you tell me little more detail about this pain? What pathology has doctor said is causing this? Bye.
Avatar n tn I did so research myself as the doctors can't seem to offer me anything except blank looks and anti-inflamitories (which don't work, I keep telling them it is in the joints, not the muscle) and I have come up with a combination of sacroiliac joint dysfunction and osteoarthritis. I have an appt with another orthopedic surgeon, as the last one looked at my MRI for a total of 30 seconds before telling me there is nothing wrong with me and that it is in my head.
405614 tn?1329147714 There are bilateral iliac with enthesopathy. The joint spaces of both hips are mantained and within normal limits. The femoral head contours are smooth bilaterally. No soft tissue abnormality is identified. Impression: Degenerative joint disease involving both sacroiliac joints. My question is; Aren't these two reports somewhat different? Isn't one saying I have decreased joint space, while the other is saying that the joint space is normal?
Avatar n tn I have bulging discs and osteoarthritis and the avascular necrosis. The hip pain has been the worst of what I have experienced. The Dr's tell me having my hips replaced will cure most of the pain. I am now bone on bone , no cartiledge with cysts. I am just worried I have waited too long as now I have lost my muscle tone am not able to exercise at all now, sleeping more than an hour or so at a time is not possible most nights. My legs have a weird feeling now are numb and my feet and tingle.
Avatar f tn 1-Aching stiffness across the whole back of my sacroiliac, that is now spreading forward into my lower pelvis; 2-Feelings like a band of tightness around my upper chest, (I can not turn over in bed); 3-Stiffness in my neck and at the base of my skull; 4-Momentary pulses in my head, with vision darkening; 5-Inability to walk too long, because weight bearing causes leg muscle pain and heaviness: 6-Disability: I can nor kneel down and get up. I can not walk on my toes.
Avatar f tn The doctor sent me a letter saying I have multiple joint osteoarthritis, sjogrens syndrome, (he said there is no treatment for it), and high blood pressure (152/89.) He said he does not know why I feel ill all the time, and that he defers to the dermatologist for an explanation of my daily rashes (she never told me). He also said to get a second opinion. He enclosed a flow sheet of my blood tests, and x-ray results: My CBC, and MET were normal. My abnormal results were: ANA by EIA 2.
Avatar f tn Last year I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis of the neck, spine, and back, but my physician just glossed over the fact that what hurt even worse than those was my sacroiliac joint, almost debilitating me for several months. That seems to be coming back, making sleep uncomfortable, and causing a limp.
Avatar f tn I had an MRI w/o contrast that only showed mild increased t2 signal within the distal gluteus medius muscles and tendons just prior to their insertions upon the greater trochanters and mild degenerative joint disease of the sacroiliac joints. Could these be causeing all my pain?
Avatar n tn Slightly less marked osteoarthritis joint space narrowing is also noted with small marginal osteophytes. Both Knees: slight joint space narrowing.
Avatar f tn Joint hypermobility syndrome, kyphosis, mid-thoracic joint dysfunction, sacral pain and sacroiliac joint dysfunction. She said I was ½ inches shorter and could have osteoporosis. She assessed me as 46% disabled, but did not know why? 2008: The doctor said the lumbar stenosis was not bad enough to cause my symptoms.
Avatar f tn (A physical therapist said I have sacroiliac joint dysfunction) but my doctor did not pay attention to what she said. It could also be a buldging disc. I struggle everyday with back pain. A hearting pad helps the pain and lying down helps the pain.
Avatar f tn It is not unusual to have groin or low pelvic pain that is referred from the a joint problem. You may have osteoarthritis of the hip joint. Pain running down the leg can be from the hip or could indicate a structural issue in the spine. Only imaging of the area will provide you with the correct answers. I hope you will make an appointment with your PCP to find a solution to your pain. We will look forward to your updates. Best of luck to you and as always, take care.
Avatar n tn Fever, pain, and decreased range of motion in the sacroiliac joint are the most common symptoms. Sometimes the sacroiliac joint pain can be mistakenly attributed to another source, such as septic hip, psoas abscess, malignancy, sciatica, herniated disc, pyelonephritis, ankylosing spondylitis or appendicitis. Characteristic radiographic features include joint space narrowing, sclerosis, and erosions of the ilium and sacrum.
Avatar f tn There is mild degenerative change in each sacroiliac joint. There is worsening of degenerative disc disease at L2-3. There is now minimal retrolisthesis of L2 on L3 by 2 mm. There is no pars defect. Findings by level: L1-2: There is no canal foraminal narrowing. L2-3: There is worsening of facet arthropathy and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy at this level. There is a disc herniation that is new from prior study.
Avatar f tn Dear janq, Hello! Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that is caused by loss of the cartilage of one or more joints. Cartilage is a protein substance that serves as a "cushion" between the bones of the joints. Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative arthritis.
Avatar f tn Generalized osteoarthritis is yet another subset of osteoarthritis. Most people know the meaning of primary osteoarthritis or secondary osteoarthritis, but generalized osteoarthritis is a lesser known term. Answer: Subsets of Osteoarthritis Primary osteoarthritis is characterized by joint pain, stiffness, limited range of motion, and weakness. Primary osteoarthritis is also referred to as idiopathic, meaning, there is no known underlying or predisposing cause.
Avatar m tn I was being treated for a groin pull and was told that it was OK to to continue with my routine of cycling around 225 miles a week. I did 8 weeks of physical therapy which helped with range of motion. The sharp sudden pain subsided but now has been replaced with a dull ache in the groin. I will put my questions here and then elaborate below: Is hip replacement my only option if I am unable to manage the pain conservatively?
Avatar n tn I still have the hip pain, and my hips pop often. Before I even had hip pain, I have had joint pain in the rest of my body. My pointer and middle fingers curve outward. After asking my physical therapist if I could have arthritis and showing her my fingers (which I thought to be a classic sign of arthritis) she told me that I was too young to have it. A pharmacist I work with told me it could possibly be my diet and to look into it. I don't even know where to start with that.
Avatar f tn In approximately the area that you describe is your SIJ (sacroiliac joint). That little, often ignored joint is the cause of most of my pain. I can point to it. I have SIJ Dysfunction. It often hurts to sit on it. SIJ Dysfunction or injury is under diagnosed. Many physicians do not even consider it when their patients complain of sciatica or the symptoms that I described to you. Please don't think that I am saying that that is what you have. I just try to educate others to the possibility.
Avatar f tn It could be SI Joint related, Osteoarthritis, Facet Joint related, DDD (Degenerative Disc Disease), etc. You need to see your Doctor and have some tests run that can narrow it down. This way you can begin to get the relief that you deserve to stop this pain that you are experiencing. I had this happen to me and it was caused from Osteoarthritis in my hip. It would cause the pain to radiate down my leg all the way to my toes as you are experiencing.
Avatar m tn I have had heel pain (left foot) for 5 years, sacroiliac joint pain (rt side) for 10+ years, eye inflammation/dryness (left) for many years and had psoriasis on palm of right hand about 7 years ago (currently fine). None of these is debilitating but they are painful, annoying and they limit activities (running, hiking, biking, etc.). About the same time my SI joint pain started, I had a prostate infection that was treated with antibiotics. No prostate or urinary tract symptoms since then.
874521 tn?1424120397 I have BOTH sciatica and neuropathic pain...to my legs. My dx from both MRI and BONE SCAN shows, DDD and Facet joint osteoarthritis I am on gabapentin 2700mg now and oxycontin 20mg Are sciatica and neuropathic pain from TWO SEPARATE causes? I'm not clear on the actual scource of either?...I am assuming its nerve entrapment....but thats by my own reading as my doctors are treating the pain(symptom) and have not ever really given me an exact source. SCIATICA...
Avatar m tn got bad news today -had follow up x-rays and pubis symphysis gap is 9cm and separation at left sacroiliac joint tapering to 1.3 cm ... with osteoarthritis yay..at 15 months post accident.
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed in the last two years with osteoarthritis and have a small herniation in L5/S1 and a bulge/tear in L4/L5. I also have bilateral sacroiliac joint dysfunction so I don't have know if all of the back/leg pain is from that or maybe ovaries? Anyway, I have had several epidural injections in both areas over the last year and 1/2, and none have brought any relief and I'm not "bad enough" for back surgery.
Avatar f tn Another thought is a sacroiliac problem such as sacroiliitis or a problem with the sacroiliac joint. Sacroiliitis is an inflammation of one or both of the sacroiliac joints, which connect your lower spine and pelvis. Symptoms include, pain and stiffness in your lower back, thighs or buttocks and radiates down your leg, Pain that worsens with walking because the motion of your hips strains your sacroiliac joints, a fever can also accompany these symptoms.
5901808 tn?1376380252 The orthopedic surgeon treated me with physical therapy (Movement made the pain so much worse) pain meds and weight loss for the first month. Later she ordered 3 different kinds of injections. (sacroiliac, Facet joint, and a numbing shot.) I did all three with a month of rest in between and the 1st 2 made it worse. the numbing helped for a few hours hen went away. I was on the Morphine 60mg twice daily and Ocycodone 10mg now 4 times a day for break through pain. Iwas on that for 8 months.
Avatar f tn There is no evidence of facet osteoarthritis. The sacroiliac joints are normal. There is no evidence of nerve root compression and all foramina are normal. The conus is normal. MRI of pelvis: There is no evidence of an abnormality in the sacroiliac joints or in the pelvis. Both hips appear normal and the sciatic nerves are both normal. There is no abnormality in either ischial tuberosity.
Avatar f tn I'm wondering if your medical providers have considered and r/o (ruled out) a condition called SIJD (Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction)? I am not saying you have SIJD, only a skilled medical professional can DX you. I do encourage you to consider the possibility and bring it to the attention of your provider. Two recent studies have demonstrated that there probably isn’t one perfect SI joint diagnostic test that can be performed to definitively diagnose SI joint pain or dysfunction.