Sacroilliac Joint (SIJ) Pain
The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) connects the spine to the pelvis. It needs to be strong to allow it to transfer all the load from your upper body into your legs. SIJ dysfunctions are very common in pregnancy. It can also be caused from injuries such as stepping off a curb or after a car accident. SIJ disorders can cause pain in the buttock area and can also refer up to the lower back or around the hip.
Physiotherapy will work with you to diagnose if you have a SIJ disorder, release tight muscles and strengthen weak or poorly controlled muscles. Taping or bracing can also be very effective to reduce pain.