Monday, May 27, 2013
Understanding the Diagnostic Tests for Low Back and SI Joint Symptoms
All too often, my patients present with pain in the pelvic area. These sensations can be part of a complex of mechanically induced symptoms which bring a podiatrist into this treatment arena. Podiatrists commonly treat the mechanics around short leg syndrome, poor shock absorption, abnormal pronation or internal rotation of the lower extremity, abnormal supination or external rotation of the lower extremity with lateral instability, tight and weak muscles, and other abnormal gait findings (especially inadequate or excessive hip motions). All of these abnormal mechanics have caused pelvic and low back pain in specific patients at certain times or specific reasons. Since podiatrists are called to treat the pain, this video may help understand the problem and solution by understanding whether the pain is coming from the SI joint.