Hopeful with SI Joint Pain

Good morning Luvs! I’m feeling pretty hopeful today because tomorrow is a big day for me. I’m getting that hip procedure that I’ve been waiting about a month to get into. So what the heck is wrong with me?

As many of you know, I started experiencing some sharp hip pain starting about two months ago. However, it was only bad in the morning’s and usually two hours after I woke up it almost completely went away. So after about 5 weeks of that pain I decided it was time to go to physical therapy. I went to physical therapy with high hopes but the day after my session, I woke up in the worst pain I had had yet! From that point forward pain had not only jumped from about a 7 out of 10 just in the mornings, but now it was a 10 out of 10 and all day long. Every time I would move my hip a certain way a sharp shooting pain would shoot down my legs. It’s so bizarre though because sometimes when I move it certain ways doesn’t hurt at all but just one wrong move and it brings me to my knees. So I always limp now because I’m guarding my hip and bracing for the pain.

So once that unbearable pain all day long started happening, I went to see an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in hips. Up until this point I thought I had hip bursitis (something my mom has but is rare in young-er adults). But the orthopedic surgeon told me that I actually have an inflamed SI joint. So at that point he took an x-ray of my hips and also discovered that I have hip dysplasia (something you’re born with and s common in dogs! Ha! I knew Owen and I were alike). But the crazy thing is that the hip dysplasia isn’t causing me any pain right now. Or at least I don’t think it is. There’s a slight chance the SI joint pain and hip dysplasia are related. So the SI joint pain, is almost a blessing in disguise because now I can do physical therapy for the rest of my life to hopefully strengthen the muscles around my hip so I won’t have to get a hip replacement one day.


Photos by Ashley Burns Photography


But back to what I’m going through now. The doctor told me I would need to get an S I joint block/injection. So after my appointment with him I called the place that dos the procedure every single day for a week and wasn’t able to get a hold of the scheduling person (the medical field can be very frustrating sometimes but man am I grateful for it!). So once I finally got a hold of someone a week later they were able to schedule my SI joint block for a couple weeks later (the wait felt like a year!). And that appointment is tomorrow! So as you can see I’m feeling pretty hopeful and optimistic today that the pain I’ve been living in for months will finally go away tomorrow!

And don’t get me wrong, I know people live with chronic pain for years – I do feel for those people! But also this isn’t just an ache in my hip, it’s a sharp sharp pain that brings me to my knees. The only thing I can compare it to is labor pain it’s so intense. When I went to PT yesterday we didn’t even do any exercises because I just broke down in tears my physical therapist. She ended up being my actual emotional therapist that day! Ha! I just couldn’t bear the idea of doing one more PT session and getting no results when I was in so much pain. I also think I must’ve been going through some sort of hormonal change because I literally couldn’t stop crying to her.

And speaking of hormonal change,s the doctor actually thinks that stopping breastfeeding could’ve triggered this pain. I started weaning about two months ago and completely stopped a month ago. He thinks the changes in my hormones could’ve tighten or loosened up the ligaments in my hip and cause this pain. Heck, if I had known that I would’ve breastfed her till she’s 5! Ha!


Anyway guys, wish me luck for tomorrow! It’s not surgery but it’s not just a Cortisone shot either. I have to fast beforehand and I went and got blood work the other day for it. It’s basically a long needle they insert into your hip under a CT Scan (to get it in the right place) and inject you with pain meds and anti-inflammatory meds. It’s not only for pain relief, but it’ a diagnostic test too. If it works we can be certain the pain is actually from my SI joint. I’ll have to take it easy for a few days (Hard to do with a one year old. Thank goodness for Kevin!) after but hopefully it works and I’ll be back to my old self!

And you know I’m not gonna let you guys go without telling you about my outfit! The floral dress I’m wearing is so gorgeous and only $55! It runs a big though so I would size down in this one. But it’s so beautiful and flattering. And I know some of you are going to wonder why am wearing heels. The crazy thing about my hip problem is that sometimes it feels better to walk in heels. I think it’s something about the way wearing heels tilts my pelvis forward. And the fringe heels I’m wearing are the absolute most comfortable pair I own! Details on the rest of my look below!

And P.S. Don’t let the smile on my face in these pics fool you, I was laughing half the time because I was falling to my knees in pain between pics! I also took my anti-inflammatory meds which help a ton!!!!




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      1. Ali I am going through some similar issues with my right hip. But I am 54 years old and today in physical therapy the therapist believes it’s from the way I walk. He highly suggested that I give up the high heels and my hearty is broken. Lol. We are doing physical therapy two times a week working on strengthening my butt muscles which will in turn help we walk without shifting my hip. I hope you get immediate relief .

      2. I have had SI joint dysfunction for years. Ice does help. Allege RX strength helps as well. Pain meds don’t work. You most likely are experiencing nerve pain. If it continues to get worse despite PT you may look into RFA which is burning of nerves. It is the only thing that helps me and it works for a few years. Specific exercises to strengthen the SI also help. The periformis muscle is also tight most likely. Massage will help as well.

    1. I am so sorry to hear about your hip pain. After two years of hip pain and many doctors saying it was my SI joint or my back I finally demanded an MRI with contrast and low and behold I had a tear in my labrum and had a Femoroacetabular Impingement. I had surgery in 2008 and again in 2015. I still have daily pain (3-4 range), sitting is the absolute worst, but acupuncture and yoga have helped enormously.
      My advice is… we pay so much in health insurance that we demand certain things, especially if PT, advil, cortisone don’t work. The phrase that has helped me most is “what else can you do for me?”
      Hope your procedure goes well tomorrow and relieves some of the awful pain.

      1. I wanted to comment on here because after reading this post this is exactly what I was thinking might be going on!
        It took 2 years for a Dr. to order an MRI with Contrast of my hip after horrible pain. Very sharp and like Ali is describing, it felt like glass was being drilled through my leg at times.
        Ali you may want to ask your Dr. to order the MRI with contrast…it ended up being a Labral tear which is a partially dislocated hip. Thankfully the surgery was Laproscopic and went great. I also have dealt with SI issues and Hip Bursitis, I was 32 years old when I was hit by a truck at 50 mph and it caused a 4-car pile up. I’ve learned a lot since that happened 8 years ago tomorrow actually. Good luck to everyone going through these issues!

    2. I have the same problem. I just had the never block about a month ago. Unfortunately they don’t last forever. Usually it’s a series of three shots. They do two within a couple of weeks of each other. If they don’t bring any relief, they don’t do a third. Good luck

    3. Hi there! Sorry to hear about your hip. I had SI joint pain a few years ago. It was the bring me to my knees kind of pain. What finally helped me was a chiropractor. PT wasn’t doing much. But I got completely better after about a month of chiropractic adjustments. And deep tissue masssge. My muscles in my mid back were so tight, they were pulling my SI joint out of place. Good luck Ali!!! Living with pain is the worst. Especially when you have a little one who needs you. Good luck tomorrowπŸ’— Prayers

    4. I had sciatica since 1990 after birth of 2nd child. After much pain I had the uterus removed 2 years ago. I’m believing that significant endometriosis was the cause of all my pain because it is gone now.

  1. Oh girl, so so sorry! I had pain like that in my back and 3 epidural shots later (plus tons of PT), I’m a new woman. Its honestly the worst thing ever. Hang in there and cry as often as you need to. Much love and good luck tomorrow!!!!!

    1. I had that too, Sarah, and yes, am a new woman. Then, just 4 months ago I got an injection in my knee. Same thing. . . new woman! I just have to take is slower because I don’t trust my knee 100% yet. Injections in my back (sciatica) are coming up on 6 year anniversary and I’ve had no major pain since (knock on wood).

      1. Hi,
        I have bilateral hip dysplasia. I did PT, injections and 2 labral tear repair surgeries. I finally had a PAO- Periacetabular Osteotomy. It is life changing. I know you might not think it’s bad now, but it will get worse and you will most likely need a hip replacement done the road if you don’t get a PAO depending on how bad your dysplasia is. I just had my 2nd PAO and am looking forward to regaining my life back. I spent 5 years on what appears to be the road your on. I highly suggest you ask your OS about a PAO. Also, there’s a group on FB Periacetabular Osteotomy. There’s a huge following of several different cases, ages, forms of recovery and stories. It might be beneficial for you! Good luck in your hip journey!

        1. Agreed! I hope the injection helps you, but I had been down the hip dysplasia road for far too long before understanding it fully (and how the pain rarely goes away on it’s own once it starts) and knowing all of my options. Your pain sounds exactly like mine was until I had the PAO to fix both hips. I literally thought I would go insane with how bad the pain was! The good thing is that at least someone has caught it now and you can move forward with that knowledge. I hate hearing that anyone is gaving that kind of pain. Wishing you the best, and I’m happy to answer any questions!

      2. Welcome to the hip dysplasia club! I’m a nurse & didn’t know a thing about it….except that dogs have it. The best thing I ever did was get a referral to Stanford’s Hip Clinic….Dr. Pun (female) & Dr. Bellino (male) are miracle workers with hip dysplasia. So often it is not diagnosed or treated correctly. Not trying to scare you but the more educated you are, the better. Also, there are a few wonderful Facebook groups that have many experienced “Hipsters”, I gained a lot of knowledge from their experiences. 3 years & 3 surgeries (left hip) later, including a PAO @ Stanford, I am feeling great & extremely greatful. Hip Dysplasia is truly a specialty of its own in the medical world, getting an MD that knows everything about it early on is key. Even though I had the PAO, there is a good chance I’ll need a replacement anyways….on both hips. Best advice I wish I had gotten early on? Find an MD that not only specializes in hips but also dysplasia and educate educate educate; especially from people who are and have gone thru it. I wish you the very best…..dysplasia is a life long diagnosis……it’s a marathon, not a sprint!

  2. Thank you for sharing your story! My daughter was screened for hip dysplasia right after she was born (she was breech and I needed to have a c-section) apparently, all females born breech, are at risk of developing hip dysplasia. Her preliminary ultrasounds showed that she had hip dysplasia but luckily, by the time we had her follow up a couple of months later, the dysplasia had resolved itself.

    Good luck tomorrow! I hope that everything goes well and that you experience some relief. xo

    1. My doctor told me they must have missed it with me at birth. It can be resolved if caught at birth but not as an adult (bones are set now!). So I just have to try to strengthen muscles around my hip!

      1. Did the doctor ask you to avoid heels and flip flops for months? Seems like it would help. I wore flip flops for a month a few summers ago and it ruined my back for months.

      2. Wishing you all the best and to be pain free!! Went through all this and mine resulted in a outpatient hip replacement. While not the ideal for a 40 year old at the time, it was needed. Within 3 weeks back to driving and doing alot of normal activities. Quality of life became much better instantly. Take every day step by step and all will be fine. Hang in there…it WILL get better!

      3. That’s incorrect–your doctor misspoke when he said you can only correct it at birth. You CAN correct the dysplasia as an adult by having a PAO (periacetabular osteotomy). I’m actually having a PAO and hip scope this week. The arthroscopy will address the femoracetabular impingement and large labral tear I also have. I cannot emphasize this enough–PLEASE find an OS who is a hip dysplasia specialist and don’t rely on your “regular” OS…they just simply aren’t knowledgeable enough to speak about it. As others have said, there are several Facebook groups where you’ll find a treasure trove of information from fellow hippies. You’ll need to really educate yourself on the condition. I, too, have SI joint pain but it’s often a byproduct of the dysplasia and the PAO should usually correct it. Also, please read the International Hip Dysplasia Institute website.

  3. Good luck! I really hope it works for you. I’ve had it done in my hip twice (I have labral tears) and in my back 9 times. I hope it brings you relief!

      1. Yes, it really did help me, but it doesn’t last forever. I really learned that you have to be your own advocate and speak up when something doesn’t feel right… nobody knows your body like you do. Good for you for taking care of it so you have a better quality of life. I’m only 39 years old and dealing with hip issues, spine issues and now double severe carpal tunnel. I really hope this procedure helps you. Best of luck! Looking forward to hearing how it helps you. 😊

  4. Thank you for sharing your story! My daughter was screened for hip dysplasia right after she was born (she was breech and I needed to have a c-section). Apparently, all females born breech, are at risk of developing hip dysplasia. Her preliminary ultrasounds showed that she had hip dysplasia but luckily, by the time we had her follow up a couple of months later, the dysplasia had resolved itself.

    Good luck tomorrow! I hope that everything goes well and that you experience some relief. xo

  5. Bless your heart! Sending love and prayers Ali! I don’t know if this will help it but I use a tens unit for my hip pain. Ask your doctor about it. The tens helps with my shoulder pain as well. I hope you get to feeling better soon sweet lady!!

      1. Best of wellness! I also have SI joint problems. I’m considering injection. Please let me know how you are and how it goes! People have no idea of the awful pain going down the leg is. Hugs Ali!πŸ˜€

  6. good luck tomorrow ali!! if they are right about it being the SI, the diagnostic injection will totally help. my boyfriend has dealt with chronic pain issues for 12 years and has had multiple injections, many including the hip, SI and even a hip surgery for FAI. you may have to have repeat injections so keep strengthening the area. i know what you’re going through… believe me. i’ve seen some pretty ugly stuff with my boyfriend’s pain. and you’re right, no amount of PT will help if the actual cause of pain isn’t toned down. GOOD LUCK AGAIN!!!!! looking forward to the update and fingers crossed its one that includes immense relief! <3

    1. I almost feel like my doctor thinks I’m lying when I tell him how much pain I’m in (needless to say I’m going to a new doctor next). It’s nuts! Is your BF better now?

      1. it’s SO common for doctors to forget that there is a human behind the pain and they’re not just looking for meds or a quick fix. we want answers. i get it! :o( pain docs/anesthesiologist are the ones who best understand the pain cycle. i hope you can find one along with a great ortho who works WITH you and not just for their own benefit of having another patient.

        my bf is better after his initial hip surgery 3 years ago but still has various types of hip pain (ranging from 3-10 at times)… including SI. def not as horribly intense as it was prior. keeping up with injections helps too.

  7. Hi Ali,
    Have you considered going for pelvic floor physiotherapy?
    A lot of hip pain (any body pain really) after having a baby can be due to having a weak pelvic floor due to the trauma we go through!
    Might be something to look in to!

    1. I’m in PT right now for my pelvic floor and after they did an initial intake and connective tissue test I couldn’t believe how much is related to your pelvic floor!! She found connective tissue that was weak below my diaphragm and then traced her hands to my back and asked if I had back pain in a particular area (sure enough, I had been seeing a chiro for that spot). Turns out it was all related to my pelvic floor! Ali, I hope this treatment fixes everything!

      1. I JUST saw a PT that specializes in the pelvic floor today and for the first time EVER it helped a little! A little is better than nothing. I’m hopeful that with this procedure tomorrow and more PT pelvic floor sessions, I will get better!

    2. Ali- I second what Janine says. I am a new PT, but spent my last clinical working with two pelvic floor PTs. Your doctor was most likely right to tell you it has to do with hormonal changes from stopping breastfeeding. It is amazing how much the SI joint, hip, and pelvic floor are related! The pelvic floor itself may not be affected, but if your hip muscles are tight (obturator internus to be exact) they could be causing you SI joint pain, and pelvic floor therapists are trained to release these muscles in many different ways. I am happy to hear you have found a pelvic floor PT! Us women need to help each other out, so be sure to spread the word and share your experiences about this specialized field of PT! Best of luck to you and hang in there!

      1. @Becca- I wish all women had to see a pelvic floor specialist post birth. It’s incredible how much I’ve learned in a few sessions!

  8. I hope you feel better, girl. Praying the Lord reveals Himself to you and that you see Christ and who He is through this situation. I have health issues out the frame (kidney stones, kidney stone surgery, migraines, bipolar, etc..) and it is only Christ that keeps me alive and joy filled. He is the only hope in this dark world!
    Praying for your surgery and relief. ❀️

  9. Wishing you the best of luck Ali! I live with Lupus so I’m used to chronic pain but I get bouts of different things because of my lowered immune system that have caused 10/10 pain and it’s impossible to live with. You just can’t focus to get anything done and I can’t imagine chasing after an adorable 1 year old like Molly. I pray this works for you!!! πŸ’•πŸ™

    1. Ali, I have Lupus, and I get sharp shooting pains in my head and other places. But my head is so severe, and I started getting injections after years of suffering because a doctor told me there’s something for my pain! The pain is gone for now and there are great therapies now for all sorts of pain. I’m happy pain management exists and compassionate Docs who care to help. Hip pain is no picnic and your always smiling. Stay strong and God bless you! I know you’ll do great! Hugs πŸ€—

  10. ouch
    The way you described your pains is similar to what i’ve been experiencing…the only difference is sometimes i feel a ‘cracking’ noise/feeling in my hip(s) depending on how i either bend or turn my body. its uncomfortable & painful.
    My PT is also my ’emotional therapist’ at times! (I’m going for an MRI on sept. 1st)
    I hope everything turns out well for you, Ali & that you will be pain-free after your procedure.
    Praying for you

  11. I wish you the best of luck tomorrow! Thank you for sharing your story with us. Lots of prayers and hugs❣

  12. I’m so sorry! I really hope you find relief. I dealt with the same pain in my lower back and down my leg (sciatica) and it was just awful. I broke down in tears so many times just from frustration and no real answers. A low dosage steroid helped me the first time I seeked help (a few years ago) and then it came back a few weeks post partum (last October) and it was the worst. Not being able to carry my baby girl like I wanted to or nurse her comfortably just sucked. I have found relief and I hope you do too!!

  13. Good luck! I actually had the exact same SI hip issue- it was hard to make people understand how incredibly painful it really is. I would cry just thinking about having to walk. I maxed out the number of cortisone shots that I was able to get (the next day it will feel worse, but then really helps) but what really helped me was acupuncture. I had 3 sessions targeting my SI pain, as a last ditch effort before surgery. I’m gentle with my body now (try not to jump too much which aggravates it) but have been pain free for years now. I would give it a try if you can.

  14. I was running on a treadmill about two years ago and it malfunctioned and sped up to like 25 mph. When Injumled off it hurt my right hip. After that for about six months I couldn’t run at all. It flares up and aches off and often. However, all this informative talk makes me realize I need to get an X-ray and maybe do some PT. What’s strange is that it hurts the most in bed when I lay on either side…..?

    1. Hi. I just found out I have a labral tear in my hip. It hurts the most when I sleep in the fetal position. I had an MRI.

  15. I started getting SI Joint pain in high school (a decade ago). The only thing that worked for me was seeing a chiropractor (which I hate popping) and wearing a special “belt” type brace. I get the pain every once in a while now. And it will stay for a few days or weeks, then go away. But the brace really helps!

  16. I always enjoy your blog and am praying for pain relief for you! You are so brave and honest to share your story! πŸ™

  17. Sending love and well wishes!!
    Side note: I love all your IG stories…you and Kevin made one BEAUTIFUL baby girl πŸ™‚

  18. My SI joint is an issue with me as well, though not as alarming as yours. What really helps me is going to the chiropractor. He focuses on my SI joint and I leave there light as a feather!

  19. Oh my gosh, Ali! So sorry! I can really relate! I’ve had horrible hip pain for months and now that I read your blog, I realized it got much worse after weaning my son. 😭 So now instead of just trying to get through it, I’m going to go get checked out. The pain literally brings tears to my eyes sometimes. I hope this procedure helps you! Thank you for sharing your story.

  20. Best of luck tomorrow! For severe SI pain I used a combination of acupuncture and chiropractor just in case you are still looking for more help next week…

  21. Ali. PLEASE READ THIS AS I BELIEVE IT WILL HELP. I had EXACTLY the pain you are going through. I live in Canada and was fortunate enough to be referred to the TOP physio guy in our country. His clients are a lot of North American NHL players, golfers, etc. but he also does regular people like us who suffer from this pain. He is a miracle worker and he is NOT JUST ANOTHER PHYSIOTHERAPIST. I can walk again – without any shots or procedures. And he says I will never need a hip replacement. He was the head of physio at one of our biggest hospitals in Toronto and now owns a number of clinics all over. If you’re interested, I can get you in. He’s booked a year in advance but I’m sure he can accommodate. His theory is based on biomechanics. (“The hip bone is connected to the tail bone”, etc). You know the song we sang when we were little. He fixes the source of the problem vs. the symptom. LMK and best wishes.

  22. Good luck tomorrow! My daughter was born with hip dysplasia but because they caught it immediately when the hip joint is still cartilage and not bone, we were able to correct it. She had to wear a little harness for about 4 months, which was more traumatic for me as a first time mom than it was for her, but so worth it because now her hips are perfect and she’s running around like all the other kids her age πŸ™‚

  23. Good luck Ali! Unsure if this helps or not but maybe just something to look into. There is a rare disorder called Elhers-Danlos that impacts joints and muscle that my sister has. Through many surgeries and specialists she’s healthy and in no pain. Maybe something to look into! Good luck

  24. Wow, that’s what I have although only diagnosed by my acupuncturist and my chiropractor. I’m curious to hear about your experience with this shot, and whether I should proceed with an orthopedic doctor or not. Did you need an MRI or cat scan? I can’t go in an MRI machine so that’s a challenge for me. Best of luck today, I hope you will post after this is over. Sending healing thoughts.

  25. I was born with right hip dysplagia and have chronic hip/butt pain. My right ankle has been greatly affected ( surgery/cortisone etc) by the leg length discrepancy that accompanied the dysplagia. I’m intrigued by your injections and hope it helps!!

  26. Hi Ali,

    First off you look Fantastic! Love your Style…
    My advice would be PLEASE PLEASE try alternative medicine, it may or may not work but always worth a try. I was training to run a marathon and had a few set backs (injuries) for something similar to my hips. I was walking around like a penguin for weeks in pain and I was so afraid of surgery after seeing Specialist and other Doctors. My recommendations would be to just try acupuncture and chiropractic therapy. I ran 4 half marathons and 1 tough mudder and a few other small ones and feel great.

    I hope you feel better soon
    Michelle O.

  27. I feel for you!! I’ve been dealing with something similar that has brought me to tears. I have had a lot of hip pain. I have 1.5 year who’s 31 lbs and it’s been so hard lifting him in and out of Carseat and cribs:( I tried getting an appointment at a chiropractor and either he’s booked or sick:( last week FINALLY I got in! (After 3 months of trying!) and I had such relief right after the appointment! I could move around with no pain! I could get in and out of bed like 31 year old not 80 year old! ha! Now yesterday, I wanted to start our pressure washer to wash some toys outside, well guess what?!? It wouldn’t start and it has a crank I didn’t want to give up, now I’m back to square one with my hip pain😭😒

  28. Good luck tomorrow Ali, you’ll do great! Have you ever been to a chiropractor before? Seeing one may be helpful but I’m not a pro! Hope you feel some relief very soon πŸ™‚

  29. Hi Ali! Best of luck with the procedure tomorrow, I hope it works and resolves the problem! My Mom has had hip and back problems and pain since being in her twenties, after giving birth to me, so she really feels for you! She’s asking if your pain is more in the back of your legs/shooting down, or if it’s more towards the inner front? Crossing our fingers for you!

  30. I am assuming your visit with Dr. G went well and he has been helpful? I’m so glad! Good luck tomorrow – you’ll be in good hands and back to your active life in no time!!!

  31. Sorry to hear you are going through this Ali! I hope you find some relief soon. I’m a physical therapist and A new mom as well and treat this kind of thing all the time with good success, I know you said in your posts in PT never helps but maybe another therapist or treatment approach would work for you. We all treat things a bit differently so you just have to find the person to help you. Good luck!

    1. From another PT, I totally agree. Unfortunately, just with any medical profession, it can vary so much. Chose a PT based on their speciality (if you do need a pelvic floor PT, see a women’s health PT, etc…). Reviews are also good. Sometimes doctors refer based on incentives and what’s easiest (sorry, but true). I could go on a tangent…so I will stop here haha Best of luck!!

  32. Hi, Ali. I’m sorry to hear about your hip pain. You’re much too young for that kind of pain! I’m an older adult (63) and I can tell you that over the years I have learned most hip, lower back, and knee pain come from improper posture. I have paid dearly for the years of wearing high heels that actually tip the pelvis in an unnatural way and cause many issues. I’m also a registered yoga teacher and can tell you that gentle movement and stretching and walking in well supported flat shoes is the best. I’ve also had injuries over the years (broken collar bone and torn supraspinatus tendon) that have resulted in steroid injections and although they helped a bit initially, they can cause weight gain and additional allergic reactions.

    If you wake up with the pain, as I have done for years, it’s more than likely related to your sleeping posture. Have you tried sleeping with a pillow between your legs/knees? So helpful! I’ve done it since my younger pregnancy days! Check out info on the Gokhale method for posture and back pain. I think you’ll be surprised what you can do naturally for healing this pain.

    Thanks for reading.

  33. Hi Ali, I am an acupuncturist and have had a patient with the exact same pain you described. In just two treatments her pain level went down to a 2/10 and completely gone after 4 treatments. Definitely worth finding an acupuncturist near you, specifically one that has experience with musculoskeletal disorders. Hope this helps!

  34. My nerve root block saved me! I went from walking into the proceduee room in huge pain and hard to be mobile and active, to walking out feeling like a brand new person. My last one was 7 years ago and I just can’t be any happier with the results. Knock on wood now after saying that! I live in Canada and had to pay for private MRI and wait a year to see a specialist before having the procedure done, I I pray I never have to go through that long wait time again.
    Good luck, and best wishes you bounce out of there tomorrow feeling like a new hot momma!

  35. I’ve suffered the same pAin in the SI joint for years. With injections I’ve avoided hip replacement…….I’m 69. I know I’m old, but still follow you since the bachelor days. Take good care. Love you, your hubby and sweet Molly. Wishing you all the best Ali.

  36. Good luck tomorrow Ali and thank you for continuing to bring us great blogs even though you have been in so much pain! I cannot imagine having that kind of pain and chasing around my 14 month old! You are Wonder Woman!!

  37. Hi, Ali! Just wanted to send support and encouragement from another Ali with hip dysplasia. πŸ™‚ I had to have a total hip replacement at age 34. Let me tell you it was the best thing I ever did! I am loving my pain-free life and the surgery and recovery weren’t that bad at all. I was walking that night (with a walker) and was only in the hospital 1 night. Hopefully you don’t have to go that route but just in case you do, you will have lots of support! Good luck tomorrow!

  38. Oh my goodness, Ali! I am so sorry to learn how miserable you have been over the past 2 months! Yikes! I’m hoping that tomorrow’s injection will get you on the road to relief and recovery! You have certainly been given tons of advise and suggestions from your blog readers! Maybe their experiences will offer you some help?πŸ’•πŸ’•

  39. Good luck. I have a similar procedure twice in my neck due to an injury from a car accident. It has helped and reduced the referred pain in my shoulder.

  40. Ali, let’s pray together:

    Lord, we know you see and love Ali. You know how much pain she has been in. We also know that even though you do not “cause” the pain, you can certainly use it in our lives to get our attention and get us to look to you. We ask for answers, for relief and for this pain to completely go away. We are asking for healing. Cover Ali with your hand of protection. May she and Kevin sense the peace that goes beyond understanding and that you would be praised because of it. I’m Jesus name we ask these things, let. It. be.

  41. Hi Ali ! I sent you a DM on instagram 2 weeks ago with suggestions for your pain. I have had the SI joint and lower back issues for many years. Physical therapy never helped long term. I wrote you suggesting private pilates sessions with an instructor who specializes in rehabbing injuries. I promise longterm it will help your hip issues !! You can read my DM for details. Good luck tomorrow ! Be well ! Nancy

  42. Good luck with your procedure! Have you tried homeopathy at all? It may not be the only answer but it might help speed up your recovery!

  43. Ali! You’re such a beautiful person inside and out. Best of luck on your appointment, I truly hope they find a solution for you. Aches are no fun and a huge inconvience at times! Keep your head up and spirits hight!


  44. Have you ever seen a chiropractor for the pain? I had horrible SI joint pain while pregnant last year…I could barely walk the pain was so bad. My Ob actually recommended a chiro to me & he saved me! I was so hesitant to go especially being pregnant but could not believe what a difference it made.
    I hope you are able to get some relief soon! I know the pain all too well!

  45. Ali— so sorry you’re dealing with this pain!! I’ve gone through a lot of hip surgeries so, I feel it for ya! I’m praying for you and your family, just keep pushing through the painπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  46. Hey Ali!

    Your doctor may have already mentioned this but you should only get so many injections a year. Cortisone can increase the risk of osteoporosis. I have arthritis among another health problems and I’ve had chronic pain for 20 years (I’m only 29!). Best of luck and I hope you find relief

  47. Hope you get some relief from the procedure! I have had several procedures for both SI joints and got some relief. The main thing that helped me was the procedure that you are having done and then complete bed rest for a week, which is incredibly hard with a little one but it allowed the inflammation to go away completely. I also have hip bursitis but had an injection into my hip bursa and that helped greatly. Best of luck and hope you get to feeling better very soon!

  48. Hi Ali!
    Great to hear you will soon be treated for the pain. I recently worked for a physiatrist practice and have seen much improvement for patients having undergone procedures for their SI joint flare ups.
    I’m on week 3 of what I thought was a SI joint problem but turns out it’s an L4 herniated disc. I too have been suffering from shooting pains down my leg & hip bursa. It’s beginning to take its toll on my positive self. Unfortunately my treatment hasn’t begun yet because it’s insurance driven. Ugh…
    Good luck with your procedure and feel better soon!! πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’•

  49. I’ll be thinking and praying for you Ali! I had severe neck pain last spring and this summer and went to a physical therapist for weeks. I’m doing much better but I can empathize with the sharp pain. I hope you have a fast and healthy recovery so you can be back to smiling in no time. Lots of love!!!

  50. I am sorry to hear about this. I just had my third back surgery in the middle of last month. A fusion. I am 31 years old. Prior to the surgery, I was doing physical therapy for three years which has helped a lot, it has not even been to months recovery and I am already stronger then I thought I would be. Before I injured myself that lead me to this surgery, I was in extreme pain, not just in my back, my hips and my knees. I ended up going in for cortisone shots that lead to nerve blocks. For me it worked until I injured myself and needed this surgery. I hope this helps for you as well. Keep up with the physical therapy after this. Also, if you ever find yourself in Boston, I know the best place for you to go even if it’s for a couple sessions. They can’t even get rid of me yet. Good luck!

  51. I have had the SI joint injection done on both sides. Unknown cause. Started in my 40’s. Injection lasted for months. Use the ice packs they give you and the cortisone takes about a week to kick in so if you feel like it isn’t working and it has only been a few days–give it time. Once the pain is gone, then the work starts. You have to exercise those tiny muscles in the back and pelvis surrounding the hip joint to keep it stable. I had to get a few injections (they lasted about 4 months each) and now I feel pretty good. If I sit for a long time on a hard bench, then it gets sore…but I just take Advil and it’s all good.

  52. Hi Ali,

    I’m sorry to hear you’re going through such terrible pain. I can relate so much! I was in a car accident 9 years ago and for years the Drs told me my hip pain was referred pain from my back and my SI joint. I’ve had seven injections in my hip and SI. It wasn’t until 2015 that I started going to a chiropractor who was the only person who really believed me when I told him it wasn’t just my back but definitely my hip. Long story short, I had surgery last October because I had a labral tear in my hip cartilage and I also had a procedure called FAI (basically they reshaped my femur to lessen the chance of it tearing my cartilage again). Anyway, I didn’t mean to write you a novel, but if I were you I might also mention to your dr or Physio the likelihood of a labral tear. The pain is excruciating, I totally get it. Good luck tomorrow! Make sure to rest lots afterwards and not overdo it. Those injections can take a lot out of you. Sending positive thoughts your way!

    1. Hi. I just found out I have a labral tear!! It took 4 months!! Waiting to see an orthopedic surgeon. Wondering what’s next for me?? Any advice for me?? Thanks!

  53. I’m so sad to hear you’ve been in so much pain and haven’t found relief. My fingers are crossed tomorrow’s procedure will help. I’m sure you’ve done a ton of research, but acupuncture is very effective for SIJ/hip pain. I’m an acupuncturist and have successfully treated many patients with both acute and chronic SIJ pain. Treatments are super relaxing and heal the body and mind. LA has a ton of amazing acupuncturists, I hope you consider giving it a try.

  54. Ali,
    I follow you on IG. So I know about your struggle with this… my daughter at 12 went through a horrible condition with her hip and actually had a pin placed… she was very active in sports and was just being a kid when this happened.. to make a long story short this went on for months before we really knew what it was… people just don’t understand how devastating it is when your hip doesn’t work and then that leg doesn’t work either!!!!
    Anyways my daughter is one year post surgery and found great!!! I pray for the same for you!

  55. You totally know what you’re going through! I had one hip scoped in 2012 and the other one into 2013. Too much bone at the top of my hip joint which was causing labral tears. My left labrum was completely shredded and I needed to get a donor tendon put in. The right labrum was repair able and the bone needed to be shaved it down as well. Recovery was very extensive. And I had four children at the time ages ranging from 2-8! An MRI should show the exact spot in your hip that’s causing you so many issues. I would highly recommend having one done! We have a fantastic doctor in Wisconsin that specializes in hip arthroscopy, Dr Jonathan Henry. Christian man who makes you feel so comfortable and is beyond excellent at his job! He specializes in hip preservation instead of replacement. Needless to say I have done everything I could to preserve my joints under his guidance. But alas, The pain is back and I can bear it no more. The arthroscopies helped for a few years – my left one bought me five years my right one bought me four years. But now the pain is back and I am going in for a total hip replacement on Monday (rt Hip). So I feel your pain, I understand it, and I can totally sympathize with it! It gets better! Just find yourself a super good doctor because that makes a world of difference! Email me at mjkrall@sbcglobal.net if you have any questions. I hope you find relief soon!

  56. Gosh, I struggle with the same thing. Its usually worse during ovulation with eggs dropping, hormones and all that girl crap. My husband is a chiropractor so having massages, manipulations and sometimes ultrasound therapy helps. I will be interested in knowing what exercises you are given to strengthen the area around the SI joint. There’s a ton of anti-inflammatory things you can do as far as diet and vitamins but I’m sure people give you advice all the time. I’ll refrain! Listen I am a busy mom of two and I don’t make much time for social media stuff but I love getting my daily dose of you! Plus I love your fashion sense so I’m always excited to copy your outfits!!!! Thanks, and I hope you are close to some relief!

  57. Hey Ali!

    I love your blog! Have you thought about seeing a massage therapist instead of a physiotherapist? I have personally found more results with massage therapy for my joint pain.


  58. Hi Ali!! I love your posts and videos of Molly! I’ve been following your hip pain story because I’m also experiencing hip/leg pain. I’m curious why they feel it is your SI joint? Have they mentioned anything about your sciatic nerve? I’m thinking that’s where my pain is rooted from. Just would be curious what the difference between the two pains might be

  59. Best of luck, Ali! If the procedure does not completely remedy the issue, I recommend looking into a condition called FAI (Femoroacetabular impingement). My husband had pain similar to what you described and that is what his diagnosis ended up being. It’s essentially an abornamlity in the hip joint that causes pain via the ligaments. He underwent a laproscopic procedure to treat it and he’s done well since (about 2 years). It may reoccur later on, but it varies. Best of luck tomorrow!

  60. Hi Ali….I’m so sorry to hear about your hip pain. The good news, is that if at some point down the road when you’re older and you may need a hip replacement, those surgeries are so well done now, that it’s amazing. Pain is often hard to deal with, to pinpoint, and to have relief from. I have a bad left knee that I am having surgically replaced later on this fall. I’m a bit nervous about it, but the fact that the pain in my knee will finally be gone is so worth the initial down time. Blessings to you for healing, to Kevin for taking care of you, and to Molly because she’s Molly. Hugs to all.

  61. Hey Ali! I’m so sorry to hear about your hip pain! I understand completely what you are going through! After my 3rd baby I felt paralyzed by the pain in my hips, I couldn’t walk, shift in bed, sit on hard surfaces, amounts many other things, without being doubled over in pain! During my 4th pregnancy it was even worse, labour being the most painful experience of my life! But all that to say!!! I had symphysis pubic dysfunction (SPD) which is basically a weakening of the ligament that joins my hips together in the middle. It is basically paper thin! Which of course causes all the other muscles and ligaments in the hip region to strain and weaken! My solution which has helped almost bring me back to normal (my 4th Baby is now 9mnths) has been weekly chiro visits and baby steps in the gym, starting small and working my way up! I went from not being able to do a side plank at all, do now holding it for 30sec plus! With zero pain! Also as a side note, I also make sure I eat at least 2 eggs a day (or take 2 lecithin supplements) as the lecithin in the eggs helps lubricate the ligaments allowing for more fluid movement and less pain! I swear by it!!
    Anyways I hope you find relief very soon!! Much love!

  62. Hi Ali! I first off just have to say I am a huge fan and have not missed a season of Bachelor or Bachelorette and love following you and reading your blogs. I actually had an SI injection last Wednesday along with a cortisone injection for Bursa. I was in so much pain I thought I was going to go crazy. By Saturday I felt 200% better. I have a 3 year old daughter and the doctor really thought it could of been brought on from carrying her on my hip causing my hips to be uneven. Anyway good luck and I hope you feel better soon! 😘

  63. I feel like I may have this same thing going on… but it’s very sporadic and random right now. I’ll move my hip in a certain way and I immediately drop to the floor it hurts so bad. Im also breastfeeding so now i am scared to stop! Hope all goes well for you tomorrow!

    P.S. I’m the owner of Bucks and Bows. I’ve sent you bows before. If you are ever wanting any bows for Molly please let me know!!

  64. I’m so sorry you’re dealing with this!! My hip pain is far from as bad as yours and not constant, but when it flares up it’s so brutal!
    Have you tried an osteopath? I’d done physio and the chiropractor and the osteo is the only one who can maneuver it back into place – I started seeing him every three weeks when I first injured it and he quickly worked me to every six months. Every body is different so what works for me might not work for you, but just wanted to make sure you’d considered the option!
    Hope you feel better soon!

  65. Ali- I had the same thing. I drove right after the injections- not smart ..
    The only thing that helped me was doing the McKenzie Method. You can find it on youtube. The shots helped but not for long. I tried everything for 2 years, refused surgery and these simple stretch exercises healed me in a short time! Good luck- I understand the unbearable pain:(

  66. Praying for you Ali! I’m 26 and have had three peri-acetabular osteotomies for hip dysplasia! I understand your pain and wish you the best with your procedures tomorrow! I still unfortunately live with pain everyday but it’s to the point where I can manage most days! I hope you get relief and some day no pain!!

  67. Good Luck! I have bad hip bursitis and I’m only 34 … I also just had a high tibial osteotomy (HTO) done to realign my leg/knee as it always dislocates (very painful and not fun)!
    I really hope it works out for you, pain is never good.

  68. Good luck tomorrow. I have had seven of those procedures for the same issue πŸ™ . Some shots would last longer than others. I finally gave up and tried acupuncture and weekly massages (not the relaxing kind)….I can finally say that after 3 1/2 years of dealing with the SI pain, I have done acupuncture/massages since May 2017 and I am pain free! I am down to acupuncture one every other week and the massage once a week. It is worth the investment and time!!! A life pain free is worth any price! Good luck I hope it works for you, just know you have other options if it doesn’t.

  69. I have an amazing chiropractor and she takes care of my hip issues. Ever since babies, I need regular adjustments. Don’t underestimate the toll pregnancy and delivery takes on your body!!

  70. I am so sorry to hear that you are suffering so. How on earth do you manage high heels? I hope that you are just wearing them for pictures…it’s not good for you in terms of stability, balance and proprioception (the sixth sense that tells our bodies where we are in space so that we can ambulate safely). I am an OT!

  71. Ali, I live with severe pain 24/7. It is not fun at all. I am no good pretty much the first 3-4 hours I am awake. I have Fibromyaglia and Pinched Nerve in my lower back and Neck. It should help you the procedure your doing. Good Luck.. I hope you dont continue to have pain. It is very hard to live with but I guess I have gotten use to it. ALWAYS LOVED YOU ALI. Take care

  72. I started having severe lower back pain during my last pregnancy, more than just an achy pregnancy back. A few months after I delivered it had gotten really bad and nothing was relieving it. I work for spine specialists so they did an MRI of my lower back and saw I had a bulging disc. So I had an epidural injection but that didn’t help at all. Finally, we figured out it wasn’t pain from the bulging disc but it was my SI joint and it was on both sides now! So I had a steroid injection in both of my SI joints and about 5 days later I was completely pain free! That was a year and 3 months ago now and
    I only get the occasional twinge of pain if I’m overdoing it! Good luck! I have high hopes you will have great relief after your procedure!!

  73. Hi,

    I’m sorry if I’ve missed you discuss this but have you ruled out a herniated disc? I had a severe herniated disc about 5 years ago (at 28 years old) and I thought it was my hip. I couldn’t take more than 10-20 steps without needing to sit down to relieve the pain. I (and doctors) still have no explanation for why it happened, other than potential build up over time. I did frequent decompression treatment through a chiropractor and it was a life saver. The altnerative was surgery, which I really didn’t want and I was able to avoid that and have remained largely pain free (I now do treatment about once a month). Again you may have ruled this out already but I highly recommend the decompression as an alternative option to meds or surgery.

  74. Hi Ali!

    My mother had horrible hip pain for so many years and no one knew what was wrong with her. So I can understand what you’re going through. Watching her try natural method after another, nothing seemed to help her. She didn’t want surgery coming from a Midwife/homeschool/all natural background. However after 2 years, She finally went to a hip specialist in Virginia, he is a world renown surgeon who does tons of professional athletes hip surgeries. He was remarkable and had super little downtime with my mother. She only has 2 dots on her hip from where he went in and added 6 screws. The amount of technology he has to do scans, is remarkable. She has never felt better and is no longer in constant pain. So if you are looking for a surgeon at some point, Or just a consultation, I would highly reccomend him.

    I hope everything gets better and you don’t have to resort to surgery!

  75. Hi Ali,
    So sorry to hear this! I feel your pain! I was opposite of you, had issues with my SI joint from hormonal change from getting pregnant! My whole pregnancy I saw a chiropractor that took care of me every other week to help me from not feeling like I was going to die of pain. It was life changing for me. Not sure if you have been down that round or are open to chiropractic work but it helped me tremendously with SI joint paint! Good luck! I hope you figure it out soon!

  76. Hi Ali! There’s a support group on Facebook people with hip dysplasia. It may be helpful to you- most of the people have had hip surgery or are planning to. Just search for “periacetabular osteotomy (PAO)”. I’ve had two arthroscopic surgeries to fix torn labrums, and now I just had a PAO surgery done to correct the underlying dysplasia. It’s basically resetting the hip joint with screws. Not fun. I totally feel you on how horrible hip pain is!!! I hope you get some relief and everything goes well tomorrow!

  77. Ali wishing you the best tomorrow and hope this injection heals your pain. If for some reason you are still in discomfort after this I would suggest seeing a hip preservation specialist. There are a lot of options for those of us with hip dysplasia and these docs are experts in this area. There are some great support groups out there for hip dysplasia and related surgeries. Good luck and hope you will be pain free.

  78. Thank you for sharing! As someone in their 30s, I just started feeling some aches and pains (back-related) and I appreciate you being real about the fact that health issues like these are just a reality of life! And you can deal with them, or you can ignore them. Glad you aren’t ignoring them!

    Curious if you’ve ever tried going to an upper-cervical chiropractor (specifically upper cervical). I had a relative who had intense hip pain and found out that it was a pinched nerve that was stemming from the spine, and upper-cervical was really helpful in removing that pain completely. I guess the idea of injecting something may be a temporary fix, but might not fix the root of the problem!

    Either way, best of luck and I’m sure I’m not alone in hoping you update us on your progress and healing!!


  79. Ali, I’m so sorry to hear about your pain. Have you considered acupuncture for pain management? I don’t have he same thing you’re dealing with, but I swear by it. Something to consider if your procedure doesn’t help. Fingers crossed for you that it does!

  80. Good luck! I have had 4 shots and it didn’t work. The longest it worked was for 2 1/2 weeks. I have SI joint pain and it is the worst and so painful.

  81. Good luck with the injection. Hope it helps. I started with hip pain a few years ago…thought it was my si joint as well but the injection never helped. It was determined I have hip dysplasia and a labral tear. I didnt know enough about dysplasia at the time, but in general you don’t have a labral tear repaired in someone with dysplasia unless you address the underlying cause. So I went thru with a scope to repair the tear. That was summer of 2016. Fast forward to this year and my pain never got better. I finally got into a dysplasia specialist and he told me the scope last year should’ve never been done. So we set up a hip preservation surgery called periacetabular osteotomy (PAO for short) that would correct the dysplasia and he would re do the repair to the labrum. I had that procedure done 2 weeks ago. Recovery has been rough so far but I’m hopeful for the future. Best of luck to you! There are a lot of us hippies out there…several groups on Facebook with tons of supportive people…adults with hip dysplasia, and periacetabular osteotomy. Keep us posted. Also, deep breaths while getting the injection. It’s more pressure than pain but it won’t last long. Good luck and sorry for the long comment:)

    1. The Periacetabular Osteotomy group on Facebook has a list of all the hip dysplasia specialists that perform PAOs. It’s not a very common procedure so the list is quite short bit each of these surgeons are highly skilled. I saw Dr. Ira Zaltz in Royal Oak, Michigan.

  82. So sorry to hear about your excruciating pain! I hope the SIJ injection is a game changer for you! Like you said, it can also be a good diagnostic indicator if it does/doesn’t help your pain. Some of your symptoms like morning pain, decreased pain with heels and shooting leg pain are consistent with lumbar disc issues. I’m a PT and can testify that we aren’t all created equal out there. Find a good, certified manual based therapist and continue with other diagnostic testing if there continues to be little change! Thinking of you and wishing you the best!!

  83. Good luck, Ali! I hope it gets rid of your pain. I’ve only had a month of pain in one of my knuckles/hand and can’t imagine what you’ve been going through with your hip.

  84. Ali,
    I’m sorry that you’re having to deal with this pain and hope that you will soon find some remedies. I am very familiar with a similar type of pain that I have had on and off for the last couple of years. And yes it can be completely debilitating but somehow we have to find a way to move forward with our regular lives. I have seen different doctors, chiropractors, masseuses, and acupuncturists only to find temporary relief but nothing that has taken the pain away completely. No one has ever suggested hip dysplasia and only because you mentioned it did I read a little more about it. It seems to have hit the nail on the head and describe my symptoms perfectly. I am looking forward to finding someone that deals with hip dysplasia to see if we can find a solution to my pain. Thank you for being so generous and transparent. Because you have shared your journey I may have found a way to relieve my pain and that is so exciting to me. Thanks so much and hope you are feeling better soon!

  85. Oh you poor thing! I ended up having to get my si joint fused bc of so much pain! It’s so awful. Prayers for relief!

  86. Ali,
    I am a PT. You have to understand that while the injection will stop the pain, it is only a temporary fix and during this time you should be aggressive about going to therapy. I also would try to find a therapist that specializes in women’s health because they are more familiar with SI joint dysfunction, especially post-partum. Best of luck!

  87. Ali,
    I would highly recommend chiropractic care along with medical massage therapy! My chiro was the one who informed me about pelvic floor exercises when I was in the early stages of pregnancy and encouraged me to keep doing the exercises every time I saw him. And a massage therapist doing medical massage is definitely going to help loosen the muscles! I am lucky, cause my chiro and massage therapist are in the same building!
    Best of luck to you! Keep up on your care even after injections though! Those are a temporary fix!

  88. Hi Ali,
    I hope all goes well with your procedure today! I know how you feel, as I suffer from the same SI joint pain. Mine has been made way worse by my pregnancies. I’m currently 8months pregnant and go to PT every week for a little relief, but unfortunately it is not helping as much as this time as it did with my first pregnancy. I was so glad that you posted this blog to know that I’m not the only one that suffers from this specific pain! I’m so sorry you have to deal with it too though. I really hope this procedure helps you today! It gives me hope for pain relief options for my future. ☺️ Thank you for sharing.

    Take Care,

  89. I hope your procedure works today! I had this when I was pregnant and boy it does bring you to your knees! I have a condition called ehlers danlos that affect all the connective tissue in your body. So I have very loose joints. I get this si dysfunction from time to time and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy! Good luck hope you get relief.


  90. If you’re in need of a fantastic physical therapist go to Pro Sports Institute and ask for Dr. Liebel! He’s located in Huntington Beach and he was the physical therapist who rehabbed Kobe after his Achilles tear! He is awesome and I’m sure could give you a ton of relief and help you get back on your feet quickly after surgery!

  91. Be sure to ask them to check your labrum! I had the same exact pain you are speaking of last year, and just 7 weeks ago had hip laparoscopy to repair the labrum. PAIN FREE! I hope your shot does the trick but hoping they are doing a diagnostic MRI at the same time to look for tears. Prayers for a quick recovery! You should definitely feel better this evening, and even better tomorrow. xoxo

  92. Wow! Yo are quite a trouper, Ali. Your pictures & blogs over the past 2 months never suggested the pain you are in, so kudos to you for pulling through.

    Good Luck with your procedure!

  93. Good luck. I do this procedure regularly in different joints due to rheumatoid arthritis. Hope you get some relief quickly. Sometimes it might be a couple of days before you feel relief, and occasionally you have to repeat the procedure before getting the optimal effect. Good thoughts from Norway!!!

  94. Thanks so much for sharing your story and bringing awareness to this “invisible illness”. I had a very similar experience to what you described and ended up needing a surgery called PAO. My hip is a million times better but I still struggle. Reading your post, I kept thinking, I remember that! It helps knowing that other people are going through it too and you’re not alone. Welcome to the hip chick family!!! Hope everything goes well with your procedure. I remember when they numbed the joint it was the best feeling in the world and I didn’t realize how much it hurt until it didn’t. Good luck!

  95. You should really look into Bowenwork Therapy. It is really good for hip pain! It completely took my hip pain away and stopped my hip from popping out from the joint. It isn’t like physical therapy, it is very non invasive. You can also look on their website to find someone certified in your area. http://www.americanbowen.academy/

  96. Hey Ali,

    I had the same pain many years ago. A brilliant PT knew how to pop the joint in my hip which totally relieved my pain. Massages did not help me, and likely made my pain worse because they created inflammation in an area that really couldn’t be reached by massage.

    Popping the joint was SO PAINFUL for less than a second, yet I knew immediately it worked. My pain started after riding a roller coaster at Disney and not sitting flat because I had something large in one of my back jeans pockets.

    Good luck!!! Whitney

  97. I’m so relieved to finally hear about someone else with the same symptoms! I’ve been dealing with this debilitating pain for over a year now and have had to give up running and high impact exercise, which I love. I’m 35 and have broken down so many times because of the pain and the worry of what kind of physical shape I will be in by the time I’m 70. It’s been a long, frustrating journey with chiropractors, X-rays, physical therapy and in the end the pain remains. I’m finally seeing an orthopedist on Monday and I’m anxious to keep following your story as something to discuss in my case. Thank you for sharing and good luck!

  98. I had hip dysphasia and saw a lot of doctors. It wasn’t until I saw a dysphasia specialist that I finally found relief. I was able to get a PAO and now I have no pain. I suffered for years and it got worse after each pregnany. I would strongly suggest finding a dysphasia specialist near you. There’s a great Facebook group with a national director.

  99. I just saw your Instagram story about how you were up all night last night from the pain and just wanted to tell you that I am thinking about you and sending you good thoughts Ali! I can’t imagine the pain you’re going through and watching your Insta story almost had me in tears. I hope you are able to get this pain managed soon and I’m glad you are on the road to recovery! πŸ™‚

  100. Hi Ali!
    I had a similar pain around the time I stopped breastfeeding my son. I decided to go the chiropractor route and my pain is now almost non existent. Just a little stiff if I over do it.

    Good luck!

  101. My daughter was born with hip dysplasia and has been in s pavlik harness to correct it since she was 4 weeks old. 4 more weeks and she is done!! Thankfully her dislocated hip is in the socket and she’s progressing well. We weren’t expecting this and it’s been a little hard, but it’s so worth it. I’m glad we are doing what we can now to hopefully spare her pain when she’s older. I hope the injection works for you and that you can overcome this relatively pain free!!

  102. How awful πŸ™ hopefully your pain goes away soon!! You’ve probably heard already, but just in case, it might be good to get Molly checked for hip dysplasia. My son was born with hip dysplasia but the only reason we found out was because he was breach (and I guess it’s common in breach babies so I’m so thankfull they caught it!!). Throughout his process I learned that it is genetic so it good to get any children I have in th future checked for it too to try to nip it in the bud as early as possible πŸ™‚ just a friendly tip. Feel better!!!

  103. Sending positive thoughts. Hope your hip is feeling better. I also experienced hip
    problems last year. My hip hurt after getting out of bed and after getting up from a sitting position. It would go away a few minutes after walking. I also went to PT where I did
    a lot of exercises including pelvic strengthening exercises. Nothing really helped until
    they gave me an SI Joint belt to wear. Three days later the pain went away. My pain wasn’t
    as severe as yours though.

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  105. My facet joint by my L4/L5 broke and twisted, pinching on my sciatic nerve. Not sure how…I was an elementary teacher and was on my feet 99% of the day and I think it just wore my back down. It was horrific pain! I have never experienced pain like it. 1 labor, 3 C-sections and a hysterectomy don’t even come close to the pain I experienced with this. I had to wait two months for a MRI in excruciating pain because insurance companies stink! Uugghh! I finally had my second back surgery. This time they did a fusion. Unfortunately, now 2 years later, my fusion is cracked. I really hope you find healing and pain relief! Good Luck and Blessings!

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