8 doctors weighed in:
At night when i'm sleeping I have to toss to different sides cause my hips start hurting what is it?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Joshua Batt
Emergency Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Arthritis
This is most likely due to degenerative joint disease such as rheumatoid arthritis which can be evaluated and treated by an orthopedic surgeon.
Another possibility is bursitis or inflammation of the cushioning around the hip bone. If you do not have problems with stomach ulcers, anti-inflammatory medications such as motrin, Aleve or Celebrex (celecoxib) may help to relieve the pain.

In brief: Arthritis
This is most likely due to degenerative joint disease such as rheumatoid arthritis which can be evaluated and treated by an orthopedic surgeon.
Another possibility is bursitis or inflammation of the cushioning around the hip bone. If you do not have problems with stomach ulcers, anti-inflammatory medications such as motrin, Aleve or Celebrex (celecoxib) may help to relieve the pain.
Dr. Joshua Batt
Dr. Joshua Batt
Thank
Dr. Ario Kiarash
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Trochanteric pain?
If the pain is reported over the hips, the likely cause is bursitis over the greater trochanter. This is more likely to cause tossing and turning in bed.
True hip arthritis pain is reported as pain in the groin and is more likely to be on the opposite side from the side the patient lays on as internal rotation of the hip causes the nondependent side to be more painful.

In brief: Trochanteric pain?
If the pain is reported over the hips, the likely cause is bursitis over the greater trochanter. This is more likely to cause tossing and turning in bed.
True hip arthritis pain is reported as pain in the groin and is more likely to be on the opposite side from the side the patient lays on as internal rotation of the hip causes the nondependent side to be more painful.
Dr. Ario Kiarash
Dr. Ario Kiarash
Thank
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
In brief: Night Pain
This has many possibilities and needs to be evaluated by a medical doctor. Causes can range from pain in the hips or back from various types of arthritis (commonest is osteo-arthritis) to conditions like restless leg syndromes.
These conditions are treated differently so that proper diagnosis is essential to helping you get well.

In brief: Night Pain
This has many possibilities and needs to be evaluated by a medical doctor. Causes can range from pain in the hips or back from various types of arthritis (commonest is osteo-arthritis) to conditions like restless leg syndromes.
These conditions are treated differently so that proper diagnosis is essential to helping you get well.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified,
46 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors