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Hips hurt when I sit ?

Hips hurt when I sit ?

Not the hip joint: Usually it does not hurt to sit with hip arthritis. It may hurt to get up. Depending where it hurts it could be trochanteric bursitis if it hurts on the side of the pelvis; ischial bursitis or piriformis syndrome if it hurts on the bottom, coccyxgodynia if he pain is coming from the tailbone - called the coccyx. Sometimes for comfort you can cushion you gluteal region with a pillow. ...Read more

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Keep getting achy hip and groan hurts?

Keep getting achy hip and groan hurts?

Muscle or joints : Does your groin groan, or does your hip hurt-:). Too general a question. Need a good history, a good physical exam, a good doc. ...Read more

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Hip fractur symptoms?

Hip fractur symptoms?

Hip Fracture: Signs and symptoms of a hip fracture may include: inability to move immediately after a fall severe pain in your hip or groin inability to put weight on your leg on the side of your injured hip stiffness, bruising and swelling in and around your hip area shorter leg on the side of your injured hip turning outward of your leg on the side of your injured hip. ...Read more

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What can cause hip discomfort when I stand after sitting for a while?

What can cause hip discomfort when I stand after sitting for a while?

Mostly arthitis O A: Patient how suffer from osteoarthritis, have that problem, when set down for a while or rest for while there joint get stiff and when try to get up and move around they feel that stiffness and pain because the lack of joint fluid. When they walk for while joints get lubricated by the joint fluids produce.Thank you. ...Read more

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My outer hip hurts really hard at all times?

Trochantereic bursi: This is characteristic of trochanteric bursitis. This is not the hip joint, but the bursa over the outside of the femur bone called the trochanteric bursitis. This can be improved by exercise, heat, ice, physical therapy, topical rubs or patches or even an injection ...Read more

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At night I wake up to my hips hurting what causes this?

At night I wake up to my hips hurting what causes this?

See your doctor.: Hip ache at night time could be many things. First, make sure you're not always laying on the same side and compressing a nerve. Are you stiff or your shoulders hurt too? Then consider things like polymyalgia rheumatica. Sometimes, night pain in bones can mean something more serious like malignancy (especially if only on one side). Bottom line, if not going away, see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have 34 inch hips, 24 is that healthy?

I have 34 inch hips, 24 is that healthy?

Depends on height: It depends on height, weight, and how much is fat and how much is muscle mass. If you are 4 foot 5, that is not healthy. If you are 6 feet 2, and your bust is the same, you might be pin-up material (and I'd be envious). Tell us more details. ...Read more

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Do people have to get their hip replacements replaced?

Do people have to get their hip replacements replaced?

Yes, occasionally: If the implant wears out, the entire implant or a part of the implant can be redone. Revisions or redos are also done if there is a problem such as instability, infection, fracture or other problems. ...Read more

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What is a positive crossover sign of the hips bilaterally?

What is a positive crossover sign of the hips bilaterally?

Hip Impingement: A "cross-over" sign is a radiographic finding suggestive of abnormal development of the hip socket, known as the acetabulum. The presence of a crossover sign can lead to the diagnosis of "pincer-type femoral acetabular impingement" or fai for short. I would recommend a consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic surgery of the hip to discuss your specific situation. ...Read more

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I've noticed recently that my hip seems to be a bit shifted to the right. Should I be concerned? If so, what would be the best way to fix it?

I've noticed recently that my hip seems to be a bit shifted to the right. Should I be concerned? If so, what would be the best way to fix it?

Weight control: I am sorry for your condition but you can at least control your weight -- the lighter you are the less strain to the back and legs. ...Read more

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