Sacroiliac joint

PJ Community Member June 13, 2010
  • Is the sacroiliac joint another word for hip?

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  • Chuck
    Jun. 13, 2010

    Hi PJ

    The sacroiliac joint and the hip are two different things. Where the sacrum ( the heart shaped wedge at the base of your spine ) meets the ilium ( the wide bony section of your pelvis ) they form the sacroiliac joint. Put your fingers over your spine, just below the beltline and then move them away from the center line a couple of inches. The dimpled...

    RHMLucky777

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    Hi PJ

    The sacroiliac joint and the hip are two different things. Where the sacrum ( the heart shaped wedge at the base of your spine ) meets the ilium ( the wide bony section of your pelvis ) they form the sacroiliac joint. Put your fingers over your spine, just below the beltline and then move them away from the center line a couple of inches. The dimpled areas you feel are your sacroiliac joints.

    • PJ
      PJ
      Jun. 13, 2010

      Thanks Chuck!

    • ronie
      Jun. 14, 2010

      good job Chuck. 

       

      Here's a bit more info.

       

      PJ if you are having pain that radiates from the area that Chuck discribed down to your ankle then you are having sacroiliac joint paint.  It can create such pain that you will take yourself to the ER.  Been there done that. 

       

      Now if you are having issues that radiate from the...

      RHMLucky777

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      good job Chuck. 

       

      Here's a bit more info.

       

      PJ if you are having pain that radiates from the area that Chuck discribed down to your ankle then you are having sacroiliac joint paint.  It can create such pain that you will take yourself to the ER.  Been there done that. 

       

      Now if you are having issues that radiate from the middle of your butox around to the front and down the front or back of your leg to about the knee, you are experiencing hip joint pain. 

      Contrary to most peoples' beliefs, the wide bones you put your hands on at the waist is not your hips, that is your pelvis.  Put your hand where your thigh meets your torso.  That is your hip.  The hip bone is actually the top ball of your femor (thigh bone). The hip joint is the cartilage (ball and socket joint)that connects the hip bone to the acetabulum joint (the smooth curved space the hip bone sits in).

       

      Hows that for a head full of useless info..

      hehehe

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      PJ
      Jun. 14, 2010

      Hi Ronie,

      The pain I am having is in the middle of a butox and it wraps around to the front of my thigh and down the back to my knee. I got the results of an xray and I found it confusing because I have never heard  of a sacroiliac joint. The results of the xray are "erosive change and subchondral sclerosis on the left sacroiliac joint and to a lesser...

      RHMLucky777

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      Hi Ronie,

      The pain I am having is in the middle of a butox and it wraps around to the front of my thigh and down the back to my knee. I got the results of an xray and I found it confusing because I have never heard  of a sacroiliac joint. The results of the xray are "erosive change and subchondral sclerosis on the left sacroiliac joint and to a lesser degree to the right one". Also there is "severe superior joint space narrowing in the left hip". It sounds like it is the left hip and left sacroiliac joint. That would explain why I am having trouble walking.

      It would be nice if the results my doc sends to me on-line weren't in medical speak, but maybe could say your left hip and left sacroiliac joint are real bad! Ha Ha!

      Thanks for all your help, I really appreciate it and get so much help from this website. PJ

    • ronie
      Jun. 14, 2010

      subchondral bone refers to the bone area that cartilage attaches to.  If you have a piece of chicken leg and take the cartilage off the end that brown soft bone tissue is subcondral bone.

       

      sclerosis means hardening, thickening, or increased density of bone.

       

      superior joint space is the top of the joint.  superior means top, anterior means...

      RHMLucky777

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      subchondral bone refers to the bone area that cartilage attaches to.  If you have a piece of chicken leg and take the cartilage off the end that brown soft bone tissue is subcondral bone.

       

      sclerosis means hardening, thickening, or increased density of bone.

       

      superior joint space is the top of the joint.  superior means top, anterior means bottum. 

       

      If the cartilage in your hip has deteriorated, the soft tissue will harden to compensate in order for your leg not to collapse.  It is amazing what our bodies will do to keep moving.

       

      If you are having back pain, then your SI (sacroiliac)joint is acting up.  The pain around your hip area is the hip joint because it moves more than just about any other joint we have.

    • Andrea
      Oct. 18, 2010

      I have been diagnosed with arthritis of the sacroiliac.  I have had an MRI which also expressed three bulged discs.  That's not the problem the sac. is.  I have had ten (10) nerve blocks on the right side of my back, pills and patches.  Kaiser says nothing can really be done.  Any comments, I am crazy with stupid lingo and pain. ...

      RHMLucky777

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      I have been diagnosed with arthritis of the sacroiliac.  I have had an MRI which also expressed three bulged discs.  That's not the problem the sac. is.  I have had ten (10) nerve blocks on the right side of my back, pills and patches.  Kaiser says nothing can really be done.  Any comments, I am crazy with stupid lingo and pain.  Thanks