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Diagnosed SI joint inflammation. Prescribed prednisone and exercises. Severe pain doing exercises. Help

My Dr diagnosed my pain in the butt area as SI Joint Inflammation. Prescribed prednisone for 12-days. Exercises to do and ice. Today was my 3rd full day on prednisone and doing exercises. I was in so much pain doing the exercises that I could barely get up from them. How long do I go before going back to see Dr if it continues to get worse before better?
Thu, 9 May 2013
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Hello,
Thanks for the query to H.C. M. Forum.
Sacroiliac joint pain is due to inflammation.
Pain as you mentioned is very excruciating hence simple anti-inflammatory will not work.
So first of all please get in blood examination for Rheumatoid arthritis,uric acid for gout, E S R for chronic infection,calcium level.
Bone density is must in this type of cases.
I advise you please don't move joint till inflammation subsides otherwise inflammation will aggravate.
Consult a physician and get one more powerful treatment.
Good luck.
Dr. HET
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