I am 22 yrs old and have been suffering with pain around my hips since the age of 13. I have only recently over the past 12 months (and after multiple visits to GP, physiotherapists visits and an x-ray) found out I have osteoarthritis in my sacroiliac joints. I am in pain when I walk more often than not, sometimes the pain is so bad that I either lose my step or have to stop until the pain lessens. Most of the time I experience pain at least once a day through doing one thing or another. To make things even more difficult I have a 13 month old daughter so it is hard for me to take it easy when i'm in pain.
Is there anything I can do to help ease the discomfort? And would I be classed as disabled?
Will I suffer with this for the rest of my life or will it go away over time ?
I must also add I am slightly overweight but I am trying to lose weight in the hope it will help.
Any advice will be much appreciated.