Sacroiliitis is a common health condition that causes inflammation of the sacroiliac joint, which is located in the lower back and connects the sacrum and the ileum. It’s seen in people who place a lot of strain on their sacroiliac joint or have health conditions (such as arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis) which causes associated strain and inflammation.
If you have sacroiliitis, associated signs and symptoms of the condition are likely to include pain and discomfort in the hips, numbness in the legs and other inflammatory bone or muscle conditions such as arthritis accompanying it.
With quick action and diagnosis, the condition can be treated without surgery – but it’s also considered to be a progressive condition, and it can move fast when untreated and cause considerable amounts of damage to the bone.
Here are 8 signs and symptoms of sacroiliitis: See your doctor if you suspect a possible diagnosis of sacroiliitis
1. Related Arthritis Conditions
Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory bone condition that affects millions of people all over the world, and even though the condition is commonly associated with the older population, it affects many people in their twenties, thirties and can even be seen in some childhood cases.
Symptoms of arthritis include pain and swelling in the affected joints, inflammation elsewhere in the body and a feeling of discomfort and “stiffness” in the joints; several things can help to aggravate the symptoms of the condition, including factors such as diet, being overweight and placing added pressure on the joints affected.
It can also be one of the leading causes of developing inflammation of the sacroiliac joint. The inflammation that arthritis causes can affect only some of the body’s joints (such as the joints in the fingers or hands), or it can be spread throughout the body and affect other joints like the spine or sacroiliac joint.