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Can riding a stationary bike help relieve pain while you heal from a sacroiliac (SI) joint injury?

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Some people get relief from SI pain by riding a stationary or recumbent (reclined) bike at the gym. It increases blood flow to your sore lower back and hips without putting stress on the SI joint.

From: Get Moving to Tame SI Pain WebMD Medical Reference

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Rydeard, R. July 2006. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy,

Laslett, M 2008. . The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy,

Henley, C. , Summer 2006. Post-Polio Health

University of New Mexico Hospital Pain Center: “Sacroiliac Joint.”

American Council on Exercise: “Pilates Primer.”

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Sacroiliac Joint Pain Information.”

Shnayderman, I July 31, 2012. . Journal of Clinical Rehabilitation,

Hall, A. May 28, 2009. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders,

Hall, A. November 2011. Arthritis Care & Research,

Williams, K. No. 13 (2003). International Journal of Yoga Therapy,

Aniyoshi, M. 1999. The Kurume Medical Journal,

American Physical Therapy Association: “Physical Therapist’s Guide to Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction,” “10 Exercises to Do in the Pool.”

Harvard Medical School: “Daily Moves to Prevent Low Back Pain,” “The Health Benefits of Tai Chi.”

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Low Back Pain Fact Sheet.”

Cayuga Medical Center: “Physical Therapy in Water.”

Medscape: "Sacroiliac Joint Medication," "Sacroiliac Joint Injury Treatment & Management."

Scott M. Schreiber, DC, DACRB, DCBCN, MS, LDN,  Cert. MDT, CKTP, CNS,  chiropractor, Delaware Back Pain & Sports Rehabilitation Centers,  Newark, DE.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 17, 2017

SOURCES:

Rydeard, R. July 2006. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy,

Laslett, M 2008. . The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy,

Henley, C. , Summer 2006. Post-Polio Health

University of New Mexico Hospital Pain Center: “Sacroiliac Joint.”

American Council on Exercise: “Pilates Primer.”

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Sacroiliac Joint Pain Information.”

Shnayderman, I July 31, 2012. . Journal of Clinical Rehabilitation,

Hall, A. May 28, 2009. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders,

Hall, A. November 2011. Arthritis Care & Research,

Williams, K. No. 13 (2003). International Journal of Yoga Therapy,

Aniyoshi, M. 1999. The Kurume Medical Journal,

American Physical Therapy Association: “Physical Therapist’s Guide to Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction,” “10 Exercises to Do in the Pool.”

Harvard Medical School: “Daily Moves to Prevent Low Back Pain,” “The Health Benefits of Tai Chi.”

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Low Back Pain Fact Sheet.”

Cayuga Medical Center: “Physical Therapy in Water.”

Medscape: "Sacroiliac Joint Medication," "Sacroiliac Joint Injury Treatment & Management."

Scott M. Schreiber, DC, DACRB, DCBCN, MS, LDN,  Cert. MDT, CKTP, CNS,  chiropractor, Delaware Back Pain & Sports Rehabilitation Centers,  Newark, DE.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 17, 2017

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