sacroiliac stress

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A pain and dysfunction in the sacroiliac joint caused by repetitive stress involved in sports such as the steeplechase and hurdles. Typically, the pain is felt over the sacroiliac joint and radiates down into the buttocks and groin. Unlike sacroiliitis, sacroiliac stress is exacerbated by exercise. It may be linked to muscle imbalances (e.g. the rectus femoris may be disproportionately stronger than the gluteals imposing abnormal rotatory stresses on the joint), which must be corrected if the condition is to be resolved. Treatment also includes reducing the stress on the sacroiliac joint for several months. Steroid injections into the joint may also be helpful.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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