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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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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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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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What's the best mattress to sleep on when you have back/hip pain?

What's the best mattress to sleep on when you have back/hip pain?

Generally supportive: You want one with support. You don't always have to go to the mattress but often adding supports such as a boster or body pillow can be very helpful. Pilllow between knees can help align hips/back. ...Read more

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Which mattress to sleep on when you have back/hip pain is most effective?

Which mattress to sleep on when you have back/hip pain is most effective?

Matter of opinion: This is a personal choice of mine- a temperpedic works well. Expensive but it works for me. ...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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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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Hip pain on left. Wakes me up in my sleep. Gnawing pain, deep inside. Not all the time, comes and goes. What can it be?

Several common items: The common items that hurt on the side of the hip where you can feel the bone under the skin can be trochanteric bursitis, tendinitis, sometimes sciatica, bruises, illiotibial band syndrome. If its in the groin, then arthritis is the common condition along with several tendinitis possibilities. Since there are probably hundreds of potential problems that could also be here, see your doc first. ...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 sleep on the floor to alleviate back pain but lately have been getting severe hip pain during the night, what can I do?

I sleep on the floor to alleviate back pain but lately have been getting severe hip pain during the night, what can I do?

Try a firm mattress: You are likely suffering from prolonged diect compression over the bony prominence of your hips referred to as the greater trochanter. A bursa exists between the skin and the bony prominence there, and can become inflamed and cause local pain and irritation that could easily wake you at night. Some level of padding, perhaps in the form of a firm mattress, may help alleviate the pain. ...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 am having hip pain, started boniva (ibandronate) 3 days ago, I am not getting better. How long until it wears off? What should I do? I can't sleep. I need to know what to do.

I am having hip pain, started boniva (ibandronate) 3 days ago, I am not getting better. How long until it wears off? What should I do? I can't sleep. I need to know what to do.

Bone: Bone pain can happen with this class of medicine and you can take antiiflammatory medication such as advil or Aleve to help with the pain (assuming those medications do not interact with your other meds and you do not have heart or stomach problems).
However, you should make sure that your calcium level was checked before you started Boniva (ibandronate) as a low calciium level can trigger bone pain. Additionally, if the bone pain persists or worsens you should see your doctor as a rare type of fragility fracture can occur with the bisphosphonate class of medication. ...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