What is a Downslip?

What is a Downslip?

Upslip and Downslip Ilium are patterns of sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction (SIJD) that are commonly described in the literature. [i] They are opposite dysfunctions in which the ilium moves up or down and remains fixated in a position that produces pain, strain and movement dysfunction, until passively corrected.

What’s an upslip?

Definition of upslip : the upward displacement on one side of a fault without there being a downward slip on the other side to the full extent of the total displacement.

What causes an Inflare?

16 Inflare occurs when the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) moves toward the midline and the posterior superior iliac spine (PSIS) moves away from midline. The ASIS moves away from midline and the PSIS moves toward midline with an innominate outflare.

What does SI joint pain feel like?

You may experience sacroiliac (SI) joint pain as a sharp, stabbing pain that radiates from your hips and pelvis up to the lower back and down to the thighs. Sometimes it may feel numb or tingly, or as if your legs are about to buckle.

What does an Upslip feel like?

There is localized pain over the sacroiliac joint region, sometimes referring into the buttock. There is difficulty with flexion and extension, difficulty standing. There is difficulty sitting, and the pain is continuous.

What causes Upslip of pelvis?

An “Upslip” occurs with a miniature trauma of a specific nature. It happens when a person steps off a curb that they don’t know is there, and they jam their pelvis straight up with a straight knee and relaxed hip.

How do you get rid of sacroiliac joint pain?

Home treatments for sacroiliitis pain include:

  1. Over-the-counter pain relievers. Drugs such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) may help relieve pain associated with sacroiliitis.
  2. Rest.
  3. Ice and heat.

Is a pelvic Upslip painful?

In the event where we have an ‘up-slip’ of the sacroiliac joint it will feel like tripled over gold TheraBand. There just is no movement at all. It may or may not be associated with pain. But more often than not, extending that traction through the long access of the lower extremity actually tends to relieve the pain.