the signs and symptoms of sacroiliac disease and how is it treated?
The sacroiliac joint is a synovial joint
bordered by strong ligaments. Strain and degeneration cause pain and restricted
motion. Tenderness to palpation can be elicited over the joint. Immobility of
the joint may be noted with leg lifting. Maneuvers causing joint movement such
as the Gaenslen’s test (extension) or the Faber Patrick test (exter-nal
rotation) can produce pain.
Sacroiliac disease is treated by local
anesthetic injections into and around the joint with or without steroids.
Physiotherapy may help the restrictive motion component.