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What can I do to relieve hip pain when I sleep on my side? A pillow between my legs doesn't help.

What can I do to relieve hip pain when I sleep on my side? A pillow between my legs doesn't help.

Try a chiropractor: Try seeing a local chiropractor who is certified for pregnancy care. Many of my patients see a chiropractor to help with back and hip pain during pregnancy. Most say it helps a lot. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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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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What can I do about severe hip pain while sleeping on side?

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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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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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. Jimmy Bowen
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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