Q. What are some common causes of one-sided SI joint pain?

Answered by
Dr. Shakti A. Goel
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on May 21, 2020 and last reviewed on: Apr 21, 2021

Hi doctor,

What are some common causes of one-sided SI joint pain that comes and goes? I am 25 years old and just had a baby (naturally) 10 months ago. The back pain started at eight months postpartum.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

There are various causes for SI (sacroiliac) joint pain which range from:

  1. Osteoarthritis. Years of stress on the SI joint can eventually wear down the cartilage and lead to osteoarthritis.
  2. Ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of inflammatory arthritis that affects the vertebrae and joints of the spine.
  3. Gout.
  4. Injury.
  5. Pregnancy.
  6. Walking patterns.

Considering your history, it appears more likely due to pregnancy and incorrect posture. It is imperative to know if you are able to fold your legs, any pain in bending forward or backward, any issue in walking. Mild SI joint pains can get relieved with exercises. Severe may require SI joint injections.

Please let me know if something else is required.


Was this answer helpful?


Related Questions:
I have lower back pain in the mornings. Can you interpret my X-ray?

No, this is not ankylosing spondylosis as the sacroiliac joint space is preserved and vertebrae appear normal in characteristic ... Your X-rays indicate changes of spondylitis in the form of disc...   Read full

Easy Exercises for Knee Osteoarthritis (OA)

.. about knee osteoarthritis and stresses on how you can benefit from special physiotherapy exercises for the knee .. ...   Read full

My joint pain is affecting my academics. Please suggest a permanent cure.

If the above features are not present, then check for vitamin D level and thyroid function ... You can take Vitamin D supplements as we...   Read full


This is a sponsored Ad. icliniq or icliniq doctors do not endorse the content in the Ad.

7 Days COVID Care
Also Read Answers From:

Comprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines
COVID-19 vaccines can be a real lifesaver. Read this to know the answers to the common questions and doubts on COVID-19 ...  Read more»
Female Sexual Arousal Disorder: Break the Shackles and Seek Help!!
This article throws light on Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder, a common but least discussed sexual health topic a...  Read more»
Covaxin Vs Covishield
The coronavirus vaccines, Covaxin and Covishield, have received a green signal for restricted emergency use in India. In...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an Orthopaedician & Traumatologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.