Joint Pain Relief/sacroilliitis

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QUESTION: Hi Gary
I am from the UK and have been watching your videos over the last couple of days.  I have a lot of pain which started after having a sports massage.  She did a lot of work on my lower back and since then I have had pain which in the last year has been diagnosed as sacroilliitis.  I have been told I have to live with it and been prescribed ant inflammatorys which I dont take and have told them this.  They say I can do nothing about it.  Also at the same time I developed plantar fasciitis and also have carpel tunnel syndrome.  Could this all be relieved by your method, they looked into ankylosing spondylitis and say its not that.   Any thoughts would be most appreciated especially regarding the sacroilliitis.  Many thanks Ali

ANSWER: Hello Ali,

Yes, I do think my videos could help you immensely.  And let me be clear, I do NOT think "it's just something you need to live with."
If there is nothing that is ripped or torn, and you've ruled out issues with your vertebrae, then that only leaves short tight tissue yanking on your SI joint.   And if that L5 is being negatively affected, it could be a major factor in your plantar fasciitis.

So I recommend you start with my main Sacroiliac Joint Pain Relief page
http://www.do-it-yourself-joint-pain-relief.com/sacroiliac-joint-pain-relief.htm
(this is different than the SI "exercises" page)
You might also want to review my Pelvic Girdle Pain Relief page,
http://www.do-it-yourself-joint-pain-relief.com/pelvic-girdle-pain-relief.html
it covers many of the same techniques but I do things a bit differently.

For your Carpel Tunnel, my Wrist Pain Relief page, will often to the trick.
http://www.do-it-yourself-joint-pain-relief.com/wrist-pain-relief.html

Take your time and do the techniques and I do think you'll get good results.

All the best,

Gary Crowley


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QUESTION: Thank you Gary for your reply.  I will indeed try the exercises as you have suggested.  I do have a tarloff cyst at the bottom of my spine but they say I have had it since birth and it is incidental.  Could a sports massage bring something like this on?  Also do you offer clinic sessions where you could look at MRI scans and see what you think?  I have tried a couple of your exercises but I guess its early days?  How long does it take exercise wise, does it need to be a long time before any relief, days or weeks?  It is very encorouging to see your website and I will stick with it.

Best wishes

Ali

ANSWER: Hello Ali,

You'd want someone who looks at a lot of MRI scans to look at yours and that's not me.  It's a bit of an art when it comes to knowing what's what, so I wouldn't be the guy to look at your scans.

I know that tarloff cysts are often asymptomatic, but I sure am suspicious of yours with the symptoms you describe.  Perhaps the sports massage aggravated things in that area and now the cysts are causing problems where they normally don't.

People usually experience positive results pretty quickly with my techniques.  Even if things aren't 100% better, people usually notice some improvement.  This makes me think even more that your cysts might be complicating things.

Honestly, I don't usually recommend this ever, but I do wonder if you got some type of steroid injection from your MD if that would calm things down enough around the cysts, etc. and that would allow things to go back to normal.  I think it's worth having that conversation with your MD.

Hope this helps.

Best,
Gary Crowley

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QUESTION: Hi Gary

That is so disappointing, I had hoped I could sort this out at last.  I have tried the steroid injection which didn't help.  The tariff cyst is just an extension of my spinal fluid canal and I believe the inflammation around my si joints has caused erosion of my si joint bones  in that area.   Could that be a reason for the pain?  How long should I keep going with the exercises before I feel they aren't helping if there is no change?  I appreciate your help in this and thank you for responding so quickly.

Best wishes

Ali

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Hello Ali,

You could do them everyday for a week to make sure they aren't working.  Hopefully, I'm incorrect and you will start to notice improvement.

And if you've already had steroid injections then
I'd recommend you go to these three websites,
http://www.rolf.org/find
and
http://www.rolfguild.org/practitioners/international
and
http://www.rolfing.org/index.php?id=117
Call the practitioners in your area and go to someone who you feel has the best chance of helping you.  They'll be doing similar work to what I have you do on my website.
I'd generally recommend someone who has been in practice at least 5 years, preferably 10 years.  And feel free to try more than one person if you don't feel like you've found a good one.  I'm cautiously optimistic that this could be of benefit, so at least think about it.
Someone else working on you may be able get more done than you alone.

Best,

Gary Crowley  

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I can show 95 percent people how to relieve or eliminate their own joint pain for basically every joint in their body. 95 percent of joint pain, even chronic joint pain, is due to the shortening and tightening of tissue around joints. I show people how to release that tight tissue that is causing their pain. Every joint and every person is unique, but the principles to free yourself from pain are the same in 95 percent of cases.

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I've been a Chronic Pain Relief Specialist for over 23 years, and have worked with over 25,000 bodies.

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Stanford University The Rolf Institute for Structural Integration

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