Sacroiliac joint pain and inflammation - You may have heard people talk about their "SIJ" pain. This is the sacroiliac joint and it is formed by two bones, your sacrum and your ilium. You have two SIJs, one on either side and they sit just below your hip bones, at the back of the pelvis.
Inflammation here often causes pain when you stand up from sitting down and many people find once they are up the pain subsides somewhat.
Inguinal hernia - a hernia is when any part of the body is found outside it's normal home. An inguinal hernia is when part of the intestine protrudes through the inguinal canal at the front of your groin.
Because the inguinal canal is bigger in men this condition is more common in men.
If your osteopath suspects an inguinal hernia they will recommend imaging and you may need a corrective surgery.
Pelvic instability with pregnancy as the hormone relaxin is released during pregnancy some women suffer with pain from the instability which is caused in their pelvis. To read more about osteopathy during pregnancy please head to our page for pregnant patients.