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Doctor insights on: Hip Joint Pain When Lying Down On The Side

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Lower back pain on left side with pain radiating down thigh to front of knee.Muscle above knee twitches. Feels better when i lay down.

Lower back pain on left side with pain radiating down thigh to front of knee.Muscle above knee twitches. Feels better when i lay down.

Check spine: May be from L3 level of the lumbar spine from herniated disc, bulging disc, osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis. Symptoms include localized pain or pain that travels to the inner thigh anteriorly to middle of the leg. Tingling, numbness or muscle weakness might also be experienced.Mr examination would define etiology of pain. Can see neurologist, neurosurgeon or orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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Knee pain on the side and back of the knee. Pains while standing ip from sitting position and while walking downstairs.

Knee pain on the side and back of the knee. Pains while standing ip from sitting position and while walking downstairs.

Knee pain: Sounds like patellofemoral (PF) syndrome. I'd see a physician to rule out if you have a potential meniscus tear or any other internal derangement, but if it is isolated PF pain, you may need some physical therapy. ...Read more

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What can cause shoulder pain in front of the clavicle on the left side when sitting having back support? And no pain when standing or laying

Unclear: I'll say that "in front of the clavicle" close to the breastbone is the sternoclavicular joint. The pectoralis major muscle attaches to the "front" of the clavicle, but i've never seen a strain of that muscle hurt in that location. Other small ligaments and muscles attach to the clavicle, but i just can't imagine anything that causes pain only when sitting. ...Read more

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Pain in the knee area when lying down. When walking the pain disappears. Cause and cure?

Pain in the knee area when lying down. When walking the pain disappears. Cause and cure?

See orthopedist: There could be many reasons for pain behind the knee. A pulse would imply a possible vascular source such as an aneurysm of an artery. A knee popliteal cyst or mass may also manifest itself in the back of the knee. Other common causes include tendinitis, early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury or meniscus tear. Low back pain may also radiate to the back of the knee. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Pain behind right knee? Sometime in butt down to calf? Numbness in back of ankle. No back pain! hips hurt when sleep on 1 side to long.

Pain behind right knee? Sometime in butt down to calf? Numbness in back of ankle. No back pain! hips hurt when sleep on 1 side to long.

Lumbar disk disease: This is the approximate distribution of a sciatica type syndrome. If you have a computer go to google and type in dermatome map. If you look at the dermatome MAP you can see the distribution of where the nerves come from the supply the specific areas mentioned. If this is that symptomatic you probably need to go in and see your doctor and get a MRI of the lumbar spine for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Knee pain sides and back of knee sharp consistant pain instability in the joint worsens after sitting while sitting cannot raise leg off of floor?

Knee pain
sides and back of knee
sharp consistant pain
instability in the joint
worsens after sitting
while sitting cannot raise leg off of floor?

Get Ortho evaluation: With complaints of constant pain and a sense of instability, you would be best served by having a thorough orthopaedic examination to assess whether or not you have a significant injury such as a meniscal tear or ligamentous tear. ...Read more

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Hip pain that runs down the front of the leg especially when walking?

Hip pain that runs down the front of the leg especially when walking?

Consult your doctor : It could possibly be from a lumbar spinal condition -- like a "pinched nerve"-- your doctor will have to examine you to rule this out. A few other things could cause your complaint. ...Read more

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Hip and shoulder pain when sleeping on side?

Hip and shoulder pain when sleeping on side?

Variable: How long has it beem there? What kind of pain is it? Does it radiate anywhere? What makes it better or worse? ...Read more

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Sharp severe pain in left knee. Pain occurs when bending or lifting leg, when going down stairs, and when pressing quad-edge of kneecap.

Sharp severe pain in left knee. Pain occurs when bending or lifting leg, when going down stairs, and when pressing quad-edge of kneecap.

Protection!: You know the joke "Doc, it hurts when I do this." and Doc says "Don't do that! Well, for now try not to do those things. Also use a good knee brace to protect/imobolize the knee until you can see a doctor for an exam. Rest will help whatever it is to stop further irritation damage. Knees can be unforgiving, so treat them w/ gentle care. Best! ...Read more

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Lumbar region pain which radiates down his left front thigh and sometimes down back of leg for 4 months. Also tingling in left hand when lies on right?

Lumbar region pain which radiates down his left front thigh and sometimes down back of leg for 4 months. Also tingling in left hand when lies on right?

Pinched nerve?: Dear Randy334, This description sound like a pinched nerve at the lumbar level but you will need an exam to determine with more certainty. The hand issue sounds unrelated but would also comment to your doctor. So: go to see your GP. I hope this helps, Dr. C ...Read more

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Lower right back pain when bending neck forward and When walking lower back pain on the right side ..??

Lower right back pain when bending neck forward and When walking lower back pain on the right side ..??

LBP is in the muscle: LBP starts out as simple in the back, yours has got complicated due to the other complaints. Start self-care with a Wellness Program of Vits, Magnesium supplements, sleep hygiene, exercise, massage, yoga, heat, Epsom tub soaking, stretching and formal PT. move up to a Chiropractor. Then ask for dry or wet needling which is like acupuncture. Trigger point injections. No epidurals or surgery. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side above hip down to pelvic bone that comes and goes?

Sharp  pain on left side above hip down to pelvic bone that comes and goes?

Need to see Dr.: Could be passing a kidney stone, ovulating or having some sort of pelvic condition. You need to get check out-probaly will need to look at your urine, have a pelvic exam at the very least. ...Read more

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Side of shin pain when lying down?

Side of shin pain when lying down?

Inside or out?: Depending on location, it could be an impingement of the common peroneal nerve if you're lying down on the outside of your leg. On the inside, could be shin splints, anterior compartment syndrome, stress fracture, etc. ...Read more

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Pain in the left side of my hip going down to my knee?

Pain: Certainly not informative history. But this may be scenario- if pain on side follows outside leg down into knee could be tensor fascia lata muscle. The actual hip joint is mid groin. Also many bursa. Exercise therapy usual treatment but first need diagnosis. A physical therapist or physician can provide this. Can test as it should be at hip level. Run flat hand along outside- lateral- thigh. You s. ...Read more

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nerve pain on right side radiating from lower abdomen down my leg. The worse pain is in groin/hip flexor, lots of tingling in quad and toes?

 nerve pain on  right side radiating from lower abdomen down my leg. The worse pain is in groin/hip flexor, lots of tingling in quad and toes?

Be seen: You need a history and physical examination to be performed to further assess your symptoms to create a diagnostic and subsequent treatment plan. Please be seen promptly. ...Read more

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Husbands left side of lower back hurts when he walks, when laying down flexing right leg sends a sharp pain. Some swelling, herniated disk?

Husbands left side of lower back hurts when he walks, when laying down flexing right leg sends a sharp pain. Some swelling, herniated disk?

Cross SLR : This could be a sign of a lumbar spine intervertebral disc herniation or something else. See your doctor for further evaluation and examination. The history and exam may be able to diagnose a disc herniation. An MRI is often needed to confirm the diagnosis and to help guide treatment options. ...Read more