When I was pregnant with my boys I had so many issues with my back and my SI joint. Even today I have to work at keeping it pain free. And so I thought I would give you some information as some of you may be able to relate.
The sacroiliac joints function as shock absorbers for the body and are key players in transferring weight from the upper body to the legs, and enabling the body to twist when the legs are moving.
So if you feel pain on either side of your lower back then it may be due to your sacroiliac joints becoming inflamed.
This pain may spread to your buttocks, back of your thigh, groin and sometimes even down to your knee, and can be a result of biomechanical abnormalities such as an unequal leg length.
Look at the image. Makes sense doesn't it.
If you have one leg longer than the other then you can see how your pelvis is going to be unbalanced.
You may find that the pain may feel worse when you sit in the same position for too long. I find this. If I'm working for too long on my computer I get pain.
How do I resolve this? I move!! I get up. I do a few sun salutations, I roll around on my foam roller, I play on my pull up bar or I do a few muscle releases, I go for a walk. That's it. We are not intended to sit for hours on end. We are designed to move. Sometimes we just need reminding of this factor!