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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

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Hip Pain (Definition)

Hip pain is a clinical finding in which there is either pain at the site of the hip joint (which will be felt nearer to the groin) or at the site of the bone that is commonly referred to as the hip (on the lower part of 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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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.?

QL Spasm?: If all serious problems have been ruled out such as kidney stones, tumors, appendicitis, etc., likely it's either a disc or nerve injury, or commonly, sacroiliac joint inj., lower rib or vertebral dysfunction &/or quadratus lumborum or psoas muscle spasm.A good history & physical exam, including an osteopathic hands-on exam can often find such problems which can be easily correct by manipulation. ...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 ?

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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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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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?

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