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Sacroiliitis

Sacroiliitis

The inflammation of the sacroiliac joint. Sacroiliac joint present in your lower back between the sacral vertebrae and hold the pelvis also. Due to inflammation of joint pain occur in thighs and go down below the legs also. It is usually associated with other inflammatory condition of joints like arthritis.

Symptoms

Following are signs and symptoms of sacroiliitis:Sacroliitis Symptoms Causes Treatment

Causes

Some causes of sacroiliitis include:

  • Pregnancy also cause sacroiliitis because weight of the fetus cause stress on the join
  • Infection
  • Arthritis also causes this condition
  • Traumatic injury like motor vehicle accident
Diagnosis

After taking history your doctor might recommend the following test to diagnose the condition:

  • Imaging test like MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and CT scan to check the extend of disease
  • Blood test to rule out the infection
  • Serum antibody test to check any autoimmune antibody
  • Ultrasound
Treatment

Following are the treatment options of sacroiliitis:

  • Muscle relaxants to reduce the muscle spasticity
  • Pain killer for pain
  • TNF inhibitors to reduce the inflammation
  • Therapy also helps to improve the joint mobility
  • Electrical stimulation of sacrum to reduce the pain
  • Joint injections of corticosteroids to reduce the inflammation
Lifestyle and home remedies

Following tips will help you:

  • Take rest
  • Take pain relievers
  • Icing to reduce the redness
  • Stay hydrated
  • Do light exercise
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