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Hip Pain When 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
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
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've been having left hip pain for 4 wks. It hurts to walk sometimes, not always. It is very uncomfortable to lay on that side. Should I be concerned?
Be concerned.: At your age unless this is from known injury, this needs to be investigated. See an orthopedic first. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
Can you give me advice for my first time bursitis hip pain from laying on hard bunk. Best massage?
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
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
Can appendicitis feel like hip pain and stitch all up the side of your body? Also having general git pain
I have right sided hip pain make me unable to walk prpeply or even stand specially after aperiod of sittingii?
I have been waking up (after sleeping on my side) with hip pain which gradually get excruciating through the day?
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
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
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
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
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