SI Joint Redux

It seems as if I have my SI joint issue under control. If you’ve read my previous post about the SI joint, you’ll know that I tend to have flare-ups every once in a while. Unfortunately, flare ups are pretty debilitating. Basically, I can’t move for two days and can’t really workout for about a week without running the risk of re-injury. At other times, I’m “aware” that I have an SI joint. That’s not normal. It means I’m having slight indications of discomfort that can lead to something worse.

I know from studying physical therapy texts (yes I do that type of thing in my free time) that most men who suffer from SI pain have tight hamstrings. Although everyone and their mother incorrectly thinks they have tight hamstrings, in some cases it’s true. Here was my plan for solving my problem:

Foam roll my hamstrings at least 3-4 days per week.
Lay off any heavy direct hamstring/glute exercises
Stretch hamstrings after the workout.

I’m happy to report that I’m no longer “aware” that I have an SI joint- which means no slight discomfort that could lead to worse things. We’ll see how long this lasts.

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