Sij were bad last weekend and I couldn't work out why. Could barely move for 48 hrs and popping pain meds like sweeties to keep me going through to physio today.
Then the penny dropped. I had traveled in the back of our car hitting every pothole in the county. I counted every one out and I counted them back.
Physio today was ready with her needles for acupuncture as i requested. It worked 3 yrs ago and as nothing else eased the pain had to try again. 30 mins later bingo. I walked out of rooms feeling like a new man!!!
Both physios I have seen this time + my GP maintain it is not inflamed and bone rubbing against bone. So....out comes the faithful hot water bottle rather than frozen peas.
I have another session in 3 weeks + a third if needed. That should sort me out for the next few months at least.
Why does it work on some and not others? I have no idea but if something does ease pain then I say go for it.