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Why does my hip hurt only when i lay down?

Why does my hip hurt only when i lay down?

?Bursitis: You may have a form of bursitis, an inflammation of the area at the side of your hip, where the bone is prominent. You may be lying on that area. ...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


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Why does my left leg and hip hurt when i lay down? What should I do?

Why does my left leg and hip hurt when i lay down? What should I do?

Trocanteric bursitis: It's a classic symptom that happens when people lay on their side and their hip is inflamed at the trochanteric bursa (a fluid filled sac) that helps the tissues in the area move more easily. People commonly complain of waking up because of the pain. Anti-inflammatories, stretching, and alternating ice and heat compresses can help. If it doesn't improve, see your doctor. ...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.?

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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Hip pain when lifting it or moving it while laying down. Hurts to lift with leg extended and when bent at knee. Cause? 17 yrs old f 208 lbs htn & pcos

Hard to say: There are several possibilities and an exam could probably determine the cause. Probably the three most common causes in a 17 year old would be a soft tissue condition around the hip such as a tendinitis, or an inflammatory condition of the hip itself such as a synovitis, or that it is a non musculoskeletal condition involving the abdomen or pelvis. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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I have hip pain immediately after sitting down on a chair but when I slouch it doesn't hurt, what's going on?

I have hip pain immediately after sitting down on a chair but when I slouch it doesn't hurt, what's going on?

Possible arthritis: You should be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of hip pain. Positional pain such as you describe is often due to an arthritic process. Sitting places the hip in more flexion, and slouchiing, though bad for overall posture, decreases the bendingat the hip. The injury/arthritis is likely in the anterior or front of the hip. Xrays and possibly an mra is warranted. ...Read more

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I have severe hip pain while laying down and walking what's the cause?

Hip pain: This sounds inflammatory. At your age, bursitis can develop and cause symptoms that you describe. Fracture very unlikely unless you have had an event. ...Read more

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Why do I have hip pain after sitting a while then standing? Also when laying down sleeping?

See Orthopaedic Surgeon: There is a long list of things that could be causing your hip pain, including referred symptoms from other locations. If your pain is significant and persistent then i would seek consultation from a local orthopaedic surgeon. ...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?

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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