Sacroiliac joint pain -injections, RF abalation, PT or what 1st
I am a 67-year-old woman and generally good health and weight. I had an mri for my right hip where originally it was indicated I might need a hip replacement. After further consultations with two doctors they both agreed the issue for now is most likely coming from my sacroiliac joint. The pain is starting in my buttocks and radiates around to the hip the groin down my thigh and when it goes out of place a sharp pain into the knee. I have a date set in a week for a shot in the joint but when I had this done a few years back it did not help. Do you know if more than one shot is generally required? The other doctor mentioned getting radio frequency ablation but their office does not do it. I would have to go back to a different pain management center. Can a sacroiliac joint make you feel like it is going out of place and cause sharp pain? I was also given a script from both doctors for PT but I am in so much pain think I need to get the shot first. Your thoughts please.