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Am recovering from a fall in which I have back and hip pain. I have been checked in the ER. I am getting pain while laying down. Can I lay on my side?

Am recovering from a fall in which I have back and hip pain. I have been checked in the ER. I am getting pain while laying down. Can I lay on my side?

Yes, you can.: If it doesn't hurt to lie on your side, then I don't see why not. Your body will tell you with pain what is best usually. ...Read more

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Hip Pain (Definition)

Depending upon who is using the term, hip pain may be limited to pain coming from the hip joint itself, or it can describe pain from a number of different causes in the ...Read more


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I have had a sudden onset of hip pain. It is worse on my right side and makes it difficult to walk or even lay on my side to sleep. I am 34 w/no injur?

I have had a sudden onset of hip pain. It is worse on my right side and makes it difficult to walk or even lay on my side to sleep. I am 34 w/no injur?

Soft tissues: Mid-thirties female with "hip" pain worsened by lying on that side, with walking, & absent mechanical injury likely suffers a soft tissue injury that will not manifest on imaging studies. Careful physical examination can discern between inflamed ligaments, tendons, & bursa; the last being a candidate for this pain pattern. Osteopaths have skill to perform differential diagnosis of this problem. ...Read more

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I have bilateral hip pain that bothers me when waking and laying on my sides. I had a lower back MRI done but they didn't find anything.

I have bilateral hip pain that bothers me when waking and laying on my sides. I had a lower back MRI done but they didn't find anything.

Bursitis: Clinically it sounds like you may have hip bursitis. And MRI of the back would not disclose this condition. Therapy can include exercise, or injections, physical therapy, but it does not portend to get hip arthritis ...Read more

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I am experiencing hip pain (lower right side) and bruising but the bruising is yellowish and my husband says it looks old. It certainly hurts to lay on. I don't remember hurting myself to cause such pain.?

I am experiencing hip pain (lower right side) and bruising but the bruising is yellowish and my husband says it looks old. It certainly hurts to lay on. I don't remember hurting myself to cause such pain.?

Likely old: It is likely you injured your hip without realizing it. As a bruise progresses from initial deep purple color from traumatized blood vessels under your skin, your body slowly absorbs the blood, and the bruise changes colors - light purple, green, yellow as it fades. If you're still having pain, you may have trochanteric bursitis, and may benefit from a steroid injection. ...Read more

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Lower right side back and hip pain. Went to the ER and CT and urine were clear. This is a male. He can't walk or sit. He can't lay down comfortably.?

Lower right side back and hip pain. Went to the ER and CT and urine were clear. This is a male. He can't walk or sit. He can't lay down comfortably.?

Osteopath: Often, problems like this can be effectively treated with osteopathic manipulation. Look for a competent D.O. In your area. ...Read more

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I have hip pain in my left side what does in mean?

I have hip pain in my left side what does in mean?

Hip Pain: Start with an Xray of the Hip. It could be simply some sprain. If pain continues get MRI of Hip. Few days of IburpofenlAdvil after meals upto three times a day may not be a bad idea. More importantly talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What could be causing severe hip pain on right side?

What could be causing severe hip pain on right side?

The hip itself: You could have a greater trochanteric bursitis. You could also have arthritis of the hip. If this persists I would recommend seeing your orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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How many causes are there for hip pain in left side?

Many: Outside hip pain can be caused by bursitis, muscle strains, tendonitis, it band dysfunction, referred from the spine. Inner hip (groin) pain can be related to problems in the hip joint (ball and socket) and/or referred from the pelvis organs and other places. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause hip pain on the right & left outer side?

What can cause hip pain on the right & left outer side?

Hip pain: The location of the pain you are describing is a bit difficult to assess without an exam. It could be anything from arthritis to trochanteric bursitis. You should see your pcp on this one to get the right diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is hip pain something serious? I have been having this hip pain on both sides for over four years.

Is hip pain something serious? I have been having this hip pain on both sides for over four years.

This can only B -: -answered after ortho eval & images, especially a good hands on eval. ...Read more

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I started having left side hip pain about 2 weeks ago. 44 yo female. I do sit at a desk for 8-10 hours a day but get up frequently. Better in am?

Hard to say: This is the type of problem where you are best served with an in-person evaluation. The differential (as in possible causes) for hip pain is quite large and more information including an exam would be much more helpful to guide you in a more reasonable fashion. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have severe hip pain while laying down and walking what's the cause?

Hip pain: This sounds inflammatory. At your age, bursitis can develop and cause symptoms that you describe. Fracture very unlikely unless you have had an event. ...Read more

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What to do if I have lower back and hip pain on my left side, what could be the problem?

What to do if I have lower back and hip pain on my left side, what could be the problem?

See details: The origin is likely the lower back and this could be due to arthritis, a strain or even congenital instability. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice for my first time bursitis hip pain from laying on hard bunk. Best massage?

Don't be on your: Side, sleep on your back and ice the region and/or take OTC NSAID if no medical reasons why not to use those types of meds. Stretching wo hrlp too but the hard bunk in terms of being on that side is what you need to adjust. ...Read more

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What could cause bad lower back/hip pain that switches from left to right side occasionally? Feels very stiff, sometimes felt in butt. Going on 6month

What could cause bad lower back/hip pain that switches from left to right side occasionally? Feels very stiff, sometimes felt in butt. Going on 6month

Soft tissues: 32y fem has "severe low back/hip pain alternating from side to side for six months" + sciatica. Largest joints in axial spine are sacroiliac joints, SIJ, & responsible for up to 30% of chronic low back pain per med lit. Lumbar nerve roots that conjoin to make sciatic nerve lie over ventral sulcus of SIJ. SIJ hypermobility can tug on these nerves, stimulate them & thereby arouse pain. See Osteopath ...Read more

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Is Hip Pain a side effect of Krimson 35?

NO: Side effects may include: nausea, breast tenderness, mood changes and changes to libido.
these are the usual side effects. ...Read more

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How do I relieve hip pain from sleeping on my side?

How do I relieve hip pain from sleeping on my side?

NSAID: Sounds like the bursa over the trochanter is irritated by this pressure. Non steroidal anti inflammatory agents like Aleve (naproxen) are helpful, but I would see an orthopoedist or PMR doc for full evaluation and make certain this is a hip, and not a spine problem. Topicals can help, physical, therapy, injections and oral medications might be indicated, but diagnosis is required first ...Read more

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Cause of one side hip pain a and popping in 17 year old dancer? Since end of January

Joint instability?: Repeated trauma and/or joint laxity could combine to cause partial dislocation, known as subluxation. This will require an x-ray and ct or mri scan to evaluation the joint itself ...Read more

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What can cause dull aching hip pain? 31yrs old no other symptoms on hurts on one side

What can cause dull aching hip pain? 31yrs old no other symptoms on hurts on one side

Most likely bursitis: But it could be other things, such as pelvic infection or abdominal hernia. Best to have your doctor check it out if pain persists for more than a week or so. ...Read more

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Why do I have hip pain after sitting a while then standing? Also when laying down sleeping?

Why do I have hip pain after sitting a while then standing? Also when laying down sleeping?

Let me explain: Pain and stiffness of the joints can also occur after long periods of inactivity (for example, sitting in a theater).
This one the major sign of what we call degenerative arthritis. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis feel like hip pain and stitch all up the side of your body? Also having general git pain

Appendicitis: Appendicitis may present in many ways. Thd textbook description involves generaluzed pain which eventually migrates to the right lower quadrant with low grade fevers. There are many variations. Hip pain would be unusual but not unheard of. ...Read more

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I have right sided hip pain make me unable to walk prpeply or even stand specially after aperiod of sittingii?

I have right sided hip pain make me unable to walk prpeply or even stand specially after aperiod of sittingii?

Hip pain: Sounds like arthritis. See orthopedic surgeon for x-ray & exam. Consider also greater trochanteric bursitis or referred sciatic pain from back. ...Read more

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I have been waking up (after sleeping on my side) with hip pain which gradually get excruciating through the day?

I have been waking up (after sleeping on my side) with hip pain which gradually get excruciating through the day?

Trapped nerve?: Some nerves traveling along the side of the hip can become irritated if your putting too much pressure on that side. Suggest shifting your sleep and using a supportive pillow. If this doesn't work, suggest an orthopedic eval. ...Read more

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I have pretty moderate hip pain when standing after sitting or laying. My brother has eds, could this be related? I'm 28 yrs old

See details: You either have eds or you don't. If you do not, it is not related to your brother's issue. Has your hip been evaluated and x rays and/or MRI been done if it is truly a hip joint issue? If not, see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Hip pain esp during sleep. Almost like has catch n it but worse then pain during day after. Have to lay flat to ease off during the night?

Hip pain esp during sleep. Almost like has catch n it but worse then pain during day after. Have to lay flat to ease off during the night?

Bursitis: Sounds like - pain on the outside of the hip along the bone is called trochanteric pain syndrome or bursitis. The tightness and catching can be due to a band of tissue the it band which has gotten tight and feels like it catches. Stretch by crossing your legs in a standing position and try to touch the sides of your ankles leaning over the side. Ice and antiinflammatories may help as well. ...Read more

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I keep having major hip pain, no matter what or how I lay it seems like someone smashed my hip but when I walk the pain is less. What could it be from?

It could be: It could be a number things, but I wonder if it could be inflammatory since it improves when you walk. See your doctor for further evalution to see what they think after examing you. ...Read more

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What can I do about severe hip pain while sleeping on side?

See below: It could be trochanteric bursitis.---see your doctor to confirm as a corticosteriod injection at the site can relieve the pain. ...Read more

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What can cause hip pain while sleeping on the side of the body?

What can cause hip pain while sleeping on the side of the body?

Pressure: Try to place a pillow between your legs to reduce the pressure and torque on your hip while sleeping on your side. Don't forget to keep your head elevated to reduce pressure on your shoulder and in keeping your spine straight. ...Read more

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Right side Hip pain after running I went hiking and the next day pain started right side hip?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities, one of the more common is a tendonitis of the tendons outside the hip. This condition has a number of names including TFL syndrome. Treatment involves stretching, warmup, ice down. There are other potential causes as well, so don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more