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Why Do My Hips Ache?

By Anonymous November 27, 2009 - 1:12pm
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I am a 20 year old female. I am a server and on my feet but not often or for long. Lately when I lay down to go to sleep my hips start aching. They also ache when Im sitting and when I wake up in the morning. Its a deep pain and its dull. If this feeling was in my legs I'd swear it was RLS but because its in my hips I can't figure it out. It doesnt hurt as bad once I start walking but as soon as I sit or lay down it comes back. There is no tingling or any other feelings beside a deep dull pain.

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I am a paraplegic I do not understand why my hips hurt real badly when I lay down to sleep. If I sleep in my easy chair they do not hurt it is only when I lay down in my bed that they hurt. I am paralyzed from the waist down so I am not supposed to feel my hips but they hurt so badly when I lay down it is unreal. Anyone else experienced this.

April 2, 2015 - 7:37pm
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Hi Anon - I'm sorry to hear you're in pain. It's really difficult to tell what you may be dealing with based on the information you've provided but I can provide some suggestions that may help you find some relief from the pain.

- Use a pillow between your knees when you sleep, to see if that helps.
- Some people have found that a heating pad helps.
- Make sure you are drinking enough water during the day; if the pain in a hip joint, that can help.
- Gentle exercise can sometimes help. You mention that walking seems to help, so perhaps additional, gentle exercise would also help.
- If you have access to a pool or hot tub or even a bath tub, a good soak in a hot tub can help with sore muscles if that's causing the problem.
- If you spend much time at a computer, make sure your chair is comfortable, at a good distance from the floor. Your feet should be flat on the floor, or you can use a foot stool for under the desk.
- Good posture can help with your pelvic muscles.

If the pain persists, or becomes worse, you need to see a healthcare provider for a physical exam and perhaps even some tests. Let us know if these suggestions help.
Take good care,

November 27, 2009 - 4:33pm
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Do you take any medication? Are you doing anything different? Taking anything new? New shoes? Birth control? Sorry for all the questions but I'm just curious as to what might be causing your pain?

November 27, 2009 - 1:32pm
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