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What causes hip and knee pain when I sleep on my side?

What causes hip and knee pain when I sleep on my side?

See details: It is usually the result of a trochanteric bursitis and iliotibial band irritation. It is usually easy to treat so see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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What could stabbing pain in the hip and knee pain indicate?

What could stabbing pain in the hip and knee pain indicate?

More details needed: When is the pain present, what does it feel like, are there two separate pains or is it a continuous line of pain from your hip to knee. What was the mechanism of injury? Does it hurt when you press on the area. Some diagnoses include intrinsic hip and knee arthritis/ligament/tendon injuries, bursitis, radiculopathy, soft tissue strain, etc. Basically u need to be examined by a physician. ...Read more

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I awaken with significant right knee pain while sleeping on left side, why?

I awaken with significant right knee pain while sleeping on left side, why?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments available. ...Read more

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Hip and knee pain question. Do all hip problems send pain down the leg towards the knee?

Hip and knee pain question. Do all hip problems send pain down the leg towards the knee?

Most likely: Yes pain in the hip joint and the surrounding area send pain toward the knee area.
Thank you. ...Read more

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I'm a 17 year old patient with severe hip and knee pain on the right side that wakes me up at night. Started last month and happened again last night.

I'm a 17 year old patient with severe hip and knee pain on the right side that wakes me up at night. Started last month and happened again last night.

See doctor: There are many possible diagnoses to explain the symptoms you describe, which include muscle sprain/strain, arthritis, inflammation, infection, autoimmune disorder, or in rare cases, cancer. The only way to know is to have a thorough evaluation by your doctor, which could include a physical exam, and possibly bloodwork and/or imaging. Make an appointment at your earliest convenience. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can cause hip and knee pain?

What can cause hip and knee pain?

Consult a physician: There many causes of both hip and knee pain. It is not unusual for knee pain to be referred from either the hip or the back and it is not unusual for hip pain to be referred from the back. For pain that persists it is important to seek the advise of an orthopaedic surgeon that can correctly identify the cause of the pain to make the correct recommendations for treatment. ...Read more

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What causes hip and knee pain after walking?

What causes hip and knee pain after walking?

Hip and knee: Sprain, strain, overuse, synovitis, stress reaction of the bone, joints, and soft tissues. ...Read more

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What is the medical condition causing hip and knee pain called?

In general: In general, it is arthritis and there are several different types. ...Read more

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I was a runner as a teen and notice that now running causes me hip and knee pain I never had before. Why is this and what can I do?

I was a runner as a teen and notice that now running causes me hip and knee pain I never had before. Why is this and what can I do?

Weekend warrior: The most obvious answer is -- you are out of shape. You are still young, but not as young as you used to be. You may need to start slow and build up miles gradually. Also, stretch after warming up and after. With hip and knee (especially the outside/lateral part of knee) pain you may have a tight iliotibial band (itb). Google stretches for that. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm an 18 yr old female and have had hip and knee pain for over 2 years. My knee locks up and I have to rotate it to make it pop. What could this be?

I'm an 18 yr old female and have had hip and knee pain for over 2 years. My knee locks up and I have to rotate it to make it pop. What could this be?

Hard to say: There is a condition known as tensor facia lat a syndrome that causes hip and knee pain and sometimes causes the knee or hip to pop. It is caused by a tightness of the tensor fascia lat a which runs down the side of the thigh and inserts just lateral to the knee. A meniscal tear in the knee can cause popping as well. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What is the most common medical condition causing hip and knee pain?

What is the most common medical condition causing hip and knee pain?

Depends on age...: If you were talking about the over 65 crowd - i'd say it was arthritis. If you're looking at a younger population, say 20s, 30s, 40s then we tend to see more exercise/related injuries. ...Read more

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Sciatica pain with hip and knee pain. Is walking good?

Sciatica pain with hip and knee pain. Is walking good?

Back pain: The answer depends on the anatomical reason for your discomfort. Sciatica in your age group is usually a phenomenon which occurs secondary to a small disk herniation. More often than not, supportive treatment in the form of physical therapy and a short course or pain medication will work but you have to be patient :) In short, yes walking and even stretching are good. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause hip and knee pain?

Can kidney stones cause hip and knee pain?

Kidney stones: Not typically. Usual radiation is to waist, back, groin and hip areas. ...Read more

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Why do I still have left hip and knee pain despite having physical therapy and pain management?

Right program: The first questions is wether or not the diagnosis is correct. Too often patients are sent to pt without any specific directions for the therapist. All pt is not the same. Even if all treatments are appropriate there still is a change of continued pain. The goal of pain management is to do just that. Manage the pain. The goal is to improve function to maintain quality of life. ...Read more

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Buttock pain so bad, left hip and knee pain severe with swelling I can't take much more! Feel like I'm coming to the end of being able to handle it?

Buttock pain so bad, left hip and knee pain severe with swelling I can't take much more! Feel like I'm coming to the end of being able to handle it?

More than 1 problem: Sorry about your pain. Sounds like there are at least 2 problems superimposing on each other. The buttock and hip pain could be from sciatica or a pinched nerve in your back. Severe knee swelling is not seen with these and likely due to an isolated problem that needs to be investigated and treated. You need an exam by a doctor, mri, +/- injections to get you out of pain. ...Read more

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Lower back pain is causing shooting pain referred leg and hip and knee pain. What can I do for relief?

Lower back pain is causing shooting pain referred leg and hip and knee pain. What can I do for relief?

See details: Your description suggests you have sciatica which is due to a nerve root compression in your back. Try rest, heat to the area and aleve (naproxen). If the problem persists, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Parathyroid removed dec 13, vit d now 22 & pth 90. What would cause the low d and high pth. I'm extremely fatigued with hip and knee pain.

Parathyroid removed dec 13, vit d now 22 & pth 90. What would cause the low d and high pth. I'm extremely fatigued with hip and knee pain.

Parathyroid: Presumably not all your parathyroids were removed. Presumably you had hyperparathyroidism, and the bad one was removed (typically there are 4 parathyroids).
If your vit d is low, your parathyroid hormone will be high, trying to keep your blood Ca normal. Vit D is low because you are not taking Vit D or getting sun exposure. Easy solution: take Vit D. OTC 2000 U/day. ...Read more

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I had a dance injury and hip pain/popping when I turn out and knee pain?

I had a dance injury and hip pain/popping when I turn out and knee pain?

Therapy: If you are still dancing with the injury you will continue to get worse. Doctor evaluation and physical therapy would be reasonable to prevent more problems from developing and to fix the original problem. Dance is very strenuous on the hips so it is important not to let this go too long without treatment. ...Read more

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Had a bursa removed in left hip since the surgery having horrible knee pain what could it be?

See details: They are likely unrelated but you should speak with the doctor who performed the surgery. ...Read more

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I've have been having intermittent knee pain when sleeping. It awakens me from sleep, severe pain when straightening or bending my knee.

I've have been having intermittent knee pain when sleeping. It awakens me from sleep, severe pain when straightening or bending my knee.

? meniscus tear: At your age most commonly that story sounds like a meniscus tear. You need to be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon and have a physical exam and if your physical exam is consistent with the meniscus tear, an MRI will be ordered and you will know your diagnosis. ...Read more

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So due to this knee pain I'm having I wrapped my knee but the pain is still there I can't sleep @ night I have no injury just chronic pain?

So due to this knee pain I'm having I wrapped my knee but the pain is still there I can't sleep @ night I have no injury just chronic pain?

On and On and On.: What you have, is an acute exacerbation of a chronic condition. These conditions typically go on for an extended period of time, never completely resolving.
A better option would be having it evaluated by an orthopedic specialist. Find the cause of your pain and the best options for resolving it. ...Read more

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I have worsening pain betw hip and spine only on 1 side. Achy into front on leg and knee pain on same side. Suggestions & type of dr to see?

I have worsening pain betw hip and spine only on 1 side. Achy into front on leg and knee pain on same side. Suggestions & type of dr to see?

Need evaluation: There are many different possibilities as to the source of the pain. It could be due to a pinched nerve from the lumbar spine, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, hip disorder, muscle strain, or many other causes. Discuss first with your primary care physician to initiate the work up (physical exam/xrays) and if the pain persists/progresses a referral to a spine specialist may be necessary. ...Read more

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26/F. Healthy. Past 2 weeks body itching when overtired, NOT interrupting sleep. Not everyday. Also, sudden right knee pain. Chances of lymphoma?

Quite low: Before you activate anxiety symptoms it is a good idea to check into the status of what you already know you have - thyroid issues. See you provider for eval of your levels. Meanwhile, try to avoid situational reasons for being overly tired and consider a knee support cuff. It's good you think of yourself as healthy, but do check thyroid levels and basis for knee pain w/ a provider ASAP. Best! ...Read more

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Experiencing knee pain but only at night when I lay down to go to sleep. No previous knee injuries. What could be causing this? I'm not overweight.

Experiencing knee pain but only at night when I lay down to go to sleep. No previous knee injuries. What could be causing this? I'm not overweight.

Many reasons: Patellar tendinitis, fat pad irritation, ligament injury or Osteoarthritis (unlikely at your age) can cause night time pain. See your doctor for X-rays and further evaluation. Meanwhile Ibuprofen might help. ...Read more

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I have been told I have anterior knee pain, but the pain is in my hips and ankles too and I'm flatfooted. Is there anything else this pain could be?

I have been told I have anterior knee pain, but the pain is in my hips and ankles too and I'm flatfooted. Is there anything else this pain could be?

Could be alignment: Alignment in the legs begins from the ground up - runners who are flat footed are at higher risk for plantar fasciitis, anterior knee pain (such as patellofemoral pain & patellar tendinitis), and even hip pain due to the way their feet align at rest and while in motion. Try some over the counter arch supports - such as super feet or smart sole brands. Avoid gel at the arch. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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