Sacroiliitis is one of a joint problems in which there occurs an inflammation of one or both of the sacroiliac joints. Sacroiliiac joints are present at the places where the lower spine is connected to the pelvis. Sacroiliitis is characterized by the pain in the buttocks or the lower back. This pain may even extend down the legs. The pain caused by sacroiliitis is sometimes aggravated by prolonged standing.
Sometimes, Sacroiliitis may be mistaken for other causes of pain in the lower back and hence, it can be difficult to diagnose this joint problem. This condition of joint problem has been linked to a group of diseases that leads to inflammatory arthritis of the spine. The general treatment of sacroiliitis involve a combination of medications, physical therapy and rest.
The pain in the buttocks and lower back is the primary symptom of sacroiliitis. This pain associated with sacroiliitis may also affect the legs, groin as well as the feet.
According to Ayurveda, an oldest system of health care, Joint pain occurs due to the aggravation of the Kapha and Vata dosha. Most of the joint pain occurs due to the accumulation of the ama (toxin) in the joints. There are some of the factors such as unhealthy diet, doing heavy exercise, work overload, and the excessive use of alcohol that are responsible for the accumulation of the ama in the joints. In such condition, by managing the causative factors and by reducing the amount of ama from the body, we can manage the ama in the body.