Why is my sacroiliac joint swollen?

I am a 25 year old female. I woke up one morning unable to walk because of the shooting pain in my hip. Why is my sacroiliac joint swollen, and why could it be hurting? Should I see a doctor?

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MedMaven
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It is hard to know exactly which structure is enlarged. I would say going to the doctor is worthwhile if the pain persists or you develop a fever. Most of the time acute swelling is related to muscle contraction. Dr. "B"