I have an unstable right SI joint that causes my muscles on that side to overwork in attempts to stabalize the hip. My Psoas tightens and sweels pushing my Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve against in Inguinal Ligament causing numbness, tingling, and soarness on the outer right thigh. My glutial muscles are usualy soar and feel underused compared to the opposite side (left). This right leg is inwardly rotated and shorter than the left due to a tilted pelvis.
I have been experiencing this problem for the past five years. Some days its ok but if I overwork my hips everything gets thrown out of order and the soarness and numbess get farely painful. I have used Sacral Belts in the past in attempts to properly heal the ligaments that hold the SI Joint in place with minimal success. Admittedly, this was due to my lack of patience in the gradual introduction of intensity in my activities.
After reading some of the posts about SI Joint problems I am inspired to give the Sacral Belt another chance with honest discipline and patience. I have been following the 8 Steps Program, have had an Initial Consultation, and plan on taking the Foundation Course very soon.
My questions are:
Do my Sacral Ligaments still have a chance to heal properly after so many years with this problem?
Also, How careful do I have to be with my activities during the day? I have been using the Sacral Belt and basically only walking and hip hinging during the day. The feeling of relief is definitely noticable while wearing the Sacral Belt and when I take it off I can feel how tender it is around the SI joint.