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5 Best SI Joint Pain Treatments

Akanksha Nigam

SI joint pain is often misjudged as lower back pain, whereas in reality, the pain arises from a disturbance in the normal motion of the sacroiliac joint. The treatment options focus on relieving pain and regaining normal motion of the joint. The preferred method is naturally non-surgical treatment unless the condition worsens.

5 Best SI Joint Pain Treatments

1. Get Adequate Rest

The best way to treat any discomfort is to rest. Identifying and taking a break from the activity that caused the issue will give the injury time to relax and heal. Resting will also reduce inflammation and pain by taking pressure off the joint. As it heals, it will also improve body posture.

2. Applying Ice or Heat

Applying ice to the lower back and pelvis will reduce the flow of blood to that area, thereby reducing inflammation. Ice the area for 15-20 minutes 3-4 times daily. Keep a towel between the skin and the ice pack to avoid any damage to the skin.

Use heat therapy in the same manner throughout the day to release tension from the nearby muscles and tissues. 

3. Use OTC Pain Relievers

Over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medicines can help reduce inflammation in the sacroiliac joint. Your doctor may prescribe medication that can help but may also cause upset stomach, kidney, or liver problems.

Muscle relaxants reduce the muscle spasms associated with sacroiliac joint dysfunction, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors help relieve sacroiliitis associated with ankylosing spondylitis

4. Wear a Hip Brace

If the SI joint is too loose, wearing a pelvic brace around the waist will help stabilize the area. This is a wide belt that fits snugly to provide support to the back and pelvis and takes pressure away from the lower back.

5. Physical Therapy

Physical therapy, chiropractic care, osteopathic doctors, or physiotherapists are also very helpful in releasing tension from the sacroiliac joint and nearby muscles. Therapy sessions consist of manual methods used in the SI joint and lower back to reduce joint fixation and restore a normal range of motion without discomfort.

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction exercises are also helpful in maintaining joint flexibility and strengthening the affected muscles. Ask your healthcare professional to show you the proper way to perform these movements. 

Where to buy products for SI Join Pain Relief?

HPFY hosts a wide range of products to help with sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Some of our top sellers are:

1. Serola Sacroiliac Belt

FSA Approved

Rest your lower back and pelvic area and effectively reduce pain by stabilizing the base of the spine. This belt holds the sacroiliac joints together to minimize muscle tear and injury. It is designed to wick away moisture and keeps the user comfortable.

Features of Serola Sacroiliac Belt for SI Joint Pain

Serola Sacroiliac Belt

 

 

2. BodyMed Analog 250 TENS Unit

FSA Approved

A high-quality and affordable electrotherapy solution, this portable TENS unit is button oriented to make it easy for elder users. It relieves electrical signals safely and prevents pain from reaching the brain.

Features of BodyMed Analog 250 TENS Unit

  • Pain relief on-the-go
  • Adjustable pulse settings
  • Includes timer
  • Carrying case included
BodyMed Analog 250 TENS Unit

 

 

3. Polar Active Ice 3.0 Universal Cold Therapy System

FSA Approved    Made In USA

A great therapy system for post-surgery recovery. This system circulates cold water from a cooler to the desired area by a motorized pump. It can be applied to any part of the body where cold therapy is required.

Features of Polar Active Ice 3.0 Universal Cold Therapy System

  • Insulates the targeted area and controls condensation
  • The digital timer allows setting the therapy duration 
  • One size fits most
  • Hook and loop tabs
Polar Active Ice 3.0 Universal Cold Therapy System

 

 

4. Biofreeze Professional Pain-Relieving Gel

FSA Approved    Made In USA

A pain reliever that also reduces joint stiffness and increases range of motion. This gel does not contain non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It simply stimulates the cold receptors to create a cooling sensation and relieve pain.

Features of Biofreeze Professional Pain-Relieving Gel

  • Contains methanol which acts as a natural pain reliever
  • It can be applied directly to the skin
  • Reduces arthritis pain
  • Fast-acting
  • Dye-free formula
Biofreeze Professional Pain Relieving Gel

 

 

5. Pain management Body Drummer Hot and Cold Vibrating Massager

Get the benefits of hot and cold therapy in one massager. This massager provides relief from painful and tired muscles and can be used on the back, neck, shoulders, arms, and legs. Regular use improves blood circulation and oxygen flow.

Features of Pain management Body Drummer Hot and Cold Vibrating Massager

  • 2-speed variations
  • 1-hour battery provides 45 minutes of massage
  • Cordless design for portability
  • Ergonomic design
Pain Management Body Drummer Hot And Cold Vibrating Massager

 

 

Sacroiliac joint pain causes discomfort and limits mobility. Proper rest and regular heat and cold therapy may help relax the affected joint and muscles, while painkillers reduce inflammation. Over time, the joint should return to its normal range of motion. If you don’t experience relief,  reach out to a medical professional.

 

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HPFY Akanksha Nigam

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Akanksha Nigam has been a Health Products For You contributor since 2021. With a Masters Degree in Finance, she began her Marketing career in the banking industry. However, her interest in human ...

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