Hi, after last week's leg workout I developed pain deep in the hips that is felt mainly when sitting for prolonged periods or by twisting the lower back. I narrowed down the location of the pain to the sacroiliac joint. It is felt on both sides of the sacrum. The pain is pretty much a 1 or 2 out of 10. It is also slowly improving.
At first I thought it was just glute medius/minimus soreness, because they are relatively untrained due to my poor squatting technique (I recently switched to a wider deeper squat to facilitate involvement of these muscles). I can now tell that it is a joint pain instead.
The crazy thing is that I deadlifted 300 lbs 6 times AFTER I started experiencing the pain, but the deadlifts didn't hurt the joint at all. How strange that such a load on the lower back did not aggravate it, yet plain old sitting and twisting aggravates it!
I've decided to not squat or leg press for a week and see if it improves.
My question is how long should I take off squats in total, and how can I rehab the minor pain? How severe could this issue be?
Thread: Sacroiliac Pain from Squats