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Pain and Mobility Dysfunction

Pain and Mobility Disfunction

Too many people are suffering from chronic mobility issues, joint pain, and physical discomfort. Even worse, these physical ailments seem to creep up on us when we finally have time to live life on our own terms and enjoy the fruits of our hard work.

Unfortunately, most people don’t realize that their discomfort can be treated and overcome with the right therapists’ help and dedication to a recovery program.

Too often, sacroiliac joint (SI joint) dysfunction is overlooked, causing it to be underdiagnosed. The SI joint plays a pivotal role in your physical mobility and must be cared for, maintained properly, and included in treatment plans.

When there is dysfunction in the SI joint, we tend to compensate by altering body posture and movement. Over time, this can cause pain and discomfort in other parts of the body.

The good news is that we have helped thousands of patients learn how their body functions and begin the path of recovery. We don’t want you to worry about the physical pain that holds you back from the life you want to live.

Our team of therapists have spent decades studying the SI joint, researching its role in your body’s health, and applying our knowledge to help thousands of patients live happy, healthy lives and overcome physical discomfort.

We are excited to share some of this knowledge with you. Read on to learn more about how you can better understand the SI joint and how to leverage this knowledge to live a healthier life.

SI Joint & Back Pain

"SI joint dysfunction leads to muscle strain and often presents as low back pain."

Young or old, active or sedentary, back pain is extremely common and is often related to SI joint dysfunction of some sort. The SI joint is located between the sacrum of the spine and the ilium of the pelvis and connects the hip to the spinal column. SI joint dysfunction leads to muscle strain and often presents as low back pain.

SI joint pain is often underdiagnosed and undertreated in patients experiencing back pain. At Physical Therapy of Wimberley, we take this seriously and consider SI joint dysfunction when assessing back pain in all of our patients. After all, physical therapy is considered to be an effective frontline treatment option for SI joint pain and low back pain alike. If you are experiencing any low back pain, don’t be surprised if it is related to your SI joints.

Mature Man Suffering from Back Pain

SI Joint & Back Pain

The SI joint connects the pelvis (hip bones) to the spine. Thus, SI joint dysfunction is frequently associated with pain in the hip and glute regions.

Hip pain and mobility issues are widespread and can be caused by weakness and tightness in the glutes.

Various physical therapy treatments have proven to be effective in the treatment of SI joint dysfunction specific to hip pain. Our treatment plans include hands-on therapy and exercise guidelines, two of the most beneficial interventions to aid in hip pain and SI joint recovery.

Do you notice any discomfort or lack of mobility in your hips? If so, it may be related to the SI joint dysfunction.

"He gives strength to the weary & increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired & weary, & young men stumble & fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength."

Overweight African American Woman Stretching

SI Joint and Neck Pain

"SI joint dysfunction is commonly overlooked."

Senior Man Suffering With Neck Pain Sitting On Side Of Bed At Home

Though SI joint dysfunction most commonly leads to low back pain, it can also lead to neck pain. Inflammation of one or both of the SI joints over prolonged periods of time can eventually lead to improper compensation and contortion, which has adverse effects on the entire spine, including the neck.



Reducing SI joint inflammation, proper exercises, and evidence-based therapies can relieve these burdensome symptoms. No one deserves to live with continuous discomfort, but too many people don’t realize that these issues can be remedied. Neck pain can be debilitating and can drastically limit your ability to perform daily activities.

If you or a loved one are experiencing any neck pain, our team at Physical Therapy of Wimberley is here to serve you!