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A 16-year-old female asked:

I have bursitis in my hip and i have been in heaps of pain! both my hips have been killing me and i cant walk around most of the time. the worst part is trying to sleep as i can only fall asleep on my side, i need ways i can fall asleep without pain?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
Hurts!: Ibuprofen (Advil), two with food 45 minutes before bedtime, a hot bath before bedtime, and pillows positioned under the covers in the most comfortable position (often with slight flexion) all help. Physical therapy is also useful for stretching exercises that can quiet down an inflamed bursa.
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Last updated Dec 21, 2020


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