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Why do my hips hurt when I sleep on my side?

Why do my hips hurt when I sleep on my side?

Sleep: You may want to check your bone density, type of mattress etc to r/o the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I have pain where my leg bends in the front of the hip. When I sit and then stand it hurts. I sleep on my side and my hip wakes me hurting.?

I have pain where my leg bends in the front of the hip. When I sit and then stand it hurts. I sleep on my side and my hip wakes me hurting.?

Several causes: You may have arthritis of the hip. Laying on ones aside presses on the trochanteric bursa, and you may have bursitis there. But it also pushes the hip more so, which can exacerbate hip arthritis. Both should be ruled out. There are many more, but these are most common. ...Read more

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My hips hurt so bad they pop in & out when I walk I can't sleep on my side they hurt constantly without relief. I'm a lil overweight but not much help?

My hips hurt so bad they pop in & out when I walk I can't sleep on my side they hurt constantly without relief. I'm a lil overweight but not much help?

U need 2 check: That bilateral hip pain by a physical exam & x-rays of ur hips. U may suffer from bilateral hip arthritis, even though u r young, u need 2 rule that out. No MRI or ct scan but x-rays. Ask ur doc 4 ibuprofen, avoid "painkillers" like vicodin, etc. No physical therapy before u know what going on with ur hips. Losing weight and swimming would b great. Best wishes 4 feeling better soon. ...Read more

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My hip bone hurts when I sleep on my side and now it even hurts when I sit.

My hip bone hurts when I sleep on my side and now it even hurts when I sit.

Med eval.: I don't know how long you have had the hip pain for or if it has been medically evaluated. If it is at all chronic, would encourage you to have it medically evaluated. Acupuncture is often helpful for musculoskeletal pain. Additionally, depending on cause a 4 " or greater depth memory foam mattress topper can make sleep much more comfortable with hip pain. ...Read more

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Both of my hips hurts I can't sleep on either side. Who can help me with this?

Both of my hips hurts I can't sleep on either side. Who can help me with this?

Pulsed magnetic ther: Pulsed magnetic therapy - pemf will relieve this - get a body mat you can use on your bed. The best home use pemf units are called imrs - cost around $3000 - can be rented for $500 for 1 month. ...Read more

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48F advan osteo. Both hips but so bad can't sleep hurt to wlk r stnd hrts bad to lay flat but to lay on both sides please help ASAP can't take n e mor?

48F advan osteo. Both hips but so bad can't sleep hurt to wlk r stnd hrts bad to lay flat but to lay on both sides please help ASAP can't take n e mor?

Team approach: You are suffering quite a bit, especially if you cannot sleep. What is your Ht, Wt? What RX, therapies, physical therapy have you tried? Pain mainly in your hips? Does this run in your family? Can't take meds like ibuprofen & naproxen since you are on Pepcid (famotidine)? Chronic pain creates risk of narcotic addiction too. Team approach: primary physician, pain management, ortho, psychol, Physical therapist. ...Read more

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Why does my right hip hurt if I lay on my right side to sleep I alternate positions thru the nite so I don't sleep on just one side or position?

Why does my right hip hurt if I lay on my right side to sleep I alternate positions thru the nite so I don't sleep on just one side or position?

Bursitis: Lateral (on the side) hip pain at your age is most likely a bursitis or something called iliotibial band tendonitis (itb). There is a band of tissue that goes from your knee to above your hip. The tissue can snap across the outside hip bone (greater trochanter) and cause pain. We see this in runners but other people can also get it. It is treated with physical therapy and maybe an injection. ...Read more

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Both side of my hip hurts when sleeping?

Both side of my hip hurts when sleeping?

Hip pain: Need to have it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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Right hip now hurts to sleep on after pulling on dogs while walking them. It hurt after walking them but now only when lying on that side. No swellin?

Right hip now hurts to sleep on after pulling on dogs while walking them. It hurt after walking them but now only when lying on that side. No swellin?

Sounds like trochan-: -teric bursitis. Pain is caused by the bursa not happy with the walking & the pullig. The fascia rubs against the prominence of the outer hip with each step. The walking you described & the pulling, especially if any of it was up & down hills will cause this inflammation. Ice after activity, NSAIDS if able 2 take them, avoid lying on that side, & activity modification. ...Read more

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I am 24 years old and have had low back pain for almost 2.5 months now, now I am starting to feel pain in my hips and hurts to sleep on my sides.

I am 24 years old and have had low back pain for almost 2.5 months now, now I am starting to feel pain in my hips and hurts to sleep on my sides.

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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The past 2 days my left hip/lower-back has been hurting. Its super sore! It hurts to sleep on my left side, walk and when I push on it. What's wrong?

The past 2 days my left hip/lower-back has been hurting. Its super sore! It hurts to sleep on my left side, walk and when I push on it. What's wrong?

Hip or back pain: Back problems can give you hip pain and hip problems can give you back pain. Probably not enough information here to help you know what the cause is. May represent greater trochanteric bursitis. I would use an anti-inflammatory like aleve (naproxen) 2 pills with food 2 times a day for 5 days. Ice the area for 20 minutes up to 3 time a day. Think that should help. ...Read more

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33 healthy female has had rt hip pain not groin since jan dull can't sleep on that side is it cancer hurts when walk sometimes to what do I think?

Go see your Dr.: This might be a ligament in your hip that was pulled abnormally. It could remotely be a problem with your ovary on that side, like an ovarian cyst, or an adhesion if you had an operation there. You should go see your doctor to find out the cause before it gets worse. ...Read more

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Pain behind right knee? Sometime in butt down to calf? Numbness in back of ankle. No back pain! Hips hurt when sleep on 1 side to long.

Pain behind right knee? Sometime in butt down to calf? Numbness in back of ankle. No back pain! Hips hurt when sleep on 1 side to long.

Lumbar disk disease: This is the approximate distribution of a sciatica type syndrome. If you have a computer go to google and type in dermatome map. If you look at the dermatome MAP you can see the distribution of where the nerves come from the supply the specific areas mentioned.
If this is that symptomatic you probably need to go in and see your doctor and get a MRI of the lumbar spine for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why when I wake up both side in lower abdomen (in pelvis) hurts is it my ureter?? and the pain will be less when I sleep on my back??? answerr pls

Ureters no: Pain is not from ureters. It is impossible to guess the cause of your pain. Please see a doctor for evaluation, physical examination, radiographic testing before diagnosis can be made and treatment initiated. Good luck. Salaaams. ...Read more

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Severe pain i, have had this pain which i, thought was my groin area for about 3 months, I get a shooting pain near my inner groin and pelvis area when i, lift up my right leg, it is only my right side not my left side that hurts. I, can't sleep at night

Hello.: Hello. Since this has been evaluated, no problem has been identified that requires surgery and medication is not working, recommend you consider medical acupuncture to augment your treatment. There are more md's and do's being trained in acupuncture through out the us. This can often provide assistance in functional problems when western medicine sometimes can't. I am a western trained physician, but I am so glad that acupuncture provides me with other ways to help my patients with pain. Take care. ...Read more

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Why do my hips hurt after sleeping?

Why do my hips hurt after sleeping?

Checkup: Rheumatoid arthritis, bad mattress, restless legs, femoral head problems, and the list goes on. No way to guess without examination, maybe labs, maybe xrays, performed in the context of a thorough history taking by a a skilled physician. Ask your dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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At night when im sleeping why do my hips hurt?

Possible Bursitis: Without knowing exactly at where you pain is located - it is impossible to suggest a reason. But if laying on your hip, that is, on your right side cause right hip pain, and laying on your left side cause left hip pain, then you may trochanteric bursitis of both hips. ...Read more

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Hip and shoulder hurt when I sleep. Is there anything I can do for the pain?

Lots of choices: You need to find out why you have pain. A primary care doctor or orthopedic specialist can run some tests. Of course otc meds can help such as Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). However, you can not take too many pills n your own without medical supervision. Physical therapy, yoga and chiropractor are some alternatives. ...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

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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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Why does my hips hurt only while tring to sleep what should I do?

Why does my hips hurt only while tring to sleep what should I do?

Many possibilities: Consider how supportive your mattress is for your body. Examine what if anything restricts your movement in bed or any other aspects of your sleep environment that may cause you hip discomfort. Change one thing at a time to see which one may be the cause. Being overweight can also contribute to hip pain. ...Read more

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Why does my hips hurt only while tring to sleep what should I do?

Why does my hips hurt only while tring to sleep what should I do?

See an Orthopaedist: Their are different potential causes of your hip pain. Pain that occurs when you are sleeping can be a simple problem such as bursitis of the hip.

An orthopaedic evaluation with x-rays is the best place to start to help identify the source of the problem and recommend treatment to help. ...Read more