I've had sacroiliac joint pain for a few months now, and I'm not sure what I should be doing in my situation.
I've had arthritis since my twenties (I'm in my forties now), and last summer I had to have surgery on my foot for it. Toward the very end of my recovery, in late autumn, I started having pain in my lower back. This was diagnosed as a sacroiliac joint problem, confirmed by MRI. I had to stay home from work for several months as a result, but I'm back at work, now. Since then, I've had two joint shots, and each one has left me feeling a little better, but the effects don't seem to last. I've talked to a surgeon, but he doesn't seem to think I should get surgery, and I'm worried about it myself, due to my arthritis and due to the fact that this problem started so soon after a different surgery.
Does anyone have any advice? My primary concern is whether or not I should be going to work, or walking at all. I feel like I can handle it for now, but some days are worse than others, and I'm worried about the long-term effects of continuing to be on my feet so much. What kind of results do you think I should expect from the shots in the future? Should I be seriously considering surgery, or does that not seem right for my situation?
Any advice would be much appreciated.