I am 27 years old and was diagnosed with Sacroiliitis about 2 years ago. I have always stayed pretty active throughout my life, playing sports throughout high school, and running and biking after that. Hip pain issues had never been a problem for me up to this point. When I started experiencing hip pain on my regular runs and biking sessions I started using pain relievers and muscle relaxers. This was helpful temporarily but ultimately unsuccessful in dealing with my sacroiliac joint pain. The pain got to a point where I was unable to continue to exercise like I had been doing for most of my life. Anybody who has ever had to go through this type of pain can understand just how demoralizing this can be to a person’s outlook on life. My main concern was getting back onto the trails and continuing to be active in my life. Sacroiliac pain can really make it difficult to get out and experience the outdoors on a regular basis. The hip pain symptoms can be very detrimental to a person’s overall well-being and attitude towards life.
After several months of just trying to push through the pain I decided to buy a hips support brace. This particular type of brace was designed for individuals who are experiencing sacroiliac joint dysfunction. It ended up having a pretty positive effect on me. I still dealt with some pain but the brace definitely helped alleviate most of it. I think the important part about it was how it improved my posture that was leading to some of the pain. I would definitely recommend trying out some type of hip brace. It worked out pretty well for me. I am back out on the trails now and enjoying the outdoors more than ever.
Author: Shaun Linderbaum