Now this pain usually is what we call "axial" - in other words it doesn't really spread down the legs or up the spine, although sometimes it can fool us and the pain from the sacroiliac joint can resemble pain that radiates down the leg, although it is unusual for it to radiate below the knee Depending on the cause of your pain, doctor may recommend: Pain relievers: If over-the-counter pain medications don't provide enough relief, your doctor may prescribe stronger versions of these drugs. Muscle relaxants: Medications such as cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril, Amrix) may help reduce the muscle spasms often associated with sacroiliitis. Thermotherapy can also be used by applying hot packs for a maximum of 20 minutes.
There are a variety of causes for sacroiliitis.Reducing inflammation in the SI-joint and increasing the flexibility of the lumbosacral spine and SI areas are the main goals of treatment. Give advice on proper lifting techniques involving the knees. Cryotherapy can be used to control the inflammation and pain. If the patient has a leg length discrepancy or an altered gait mechanism, the most reliable treatment would be to correct the underlying defect. Sacroiliitis is also a feature of spondyloarthropathies. In this case, this condition should also be treated.