I was given a cortisone injection and I've felt about 80% decreased pain since, and haven't needed any pain killers at all. Mobic
) has worked much better than IBUprofen, and I only need to take 15mg once per day, and so far have yet to feel any side effects after 3 months! Anyhow, I find that when I wake up in the morning, my hip (the actual ball joint, not S.I.) feels..."off"... I don't know how to explain it, not painful, just not right.