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How do you relieve hip pain?

I have pain on the left side of my hip which was suddenly brought on. I'm trying to find a comfortable position to sleep in but my hip pain is very bothersome because I lay on my side. It's joint pain and isn't getting better when I lay flat. I'm not pregnant nor do I have any injuries previously to my hip.

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Hopefully you have a partner that can give you some deep tissue massage over and around the painful area. Ideally use a cream from your Pharmacy recommended for inflammatory pain as the massage medium. THEN - internally you need to take Glucosamine/Chondroitin tabs or capsules (again from the Pharmacy) to encourage the repair of soft tissue in and around that joint. Use double the recommended dose for three to five days just to get the repair work started, then follow the standard dose. If there is no serious pathology, that simple regime will give you relief and clear the discomfort. HOWEVER - if the pain persists, it is time to talk to a Chiropractor about structural pathology underlying your pain. Without knowing your age and health history I am making these suggestions based upon the general techniques that have worked for me in the past. Don't despair - hip pain is eminently treatable and rarely anything serious....

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U need heating pads

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You mean ICE bags. Heat wont work for this.
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No sorry ur wrong , ice is the first 24hrs then comes heat
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OH.... No. YOU have it wrong. You have really OLD information. ICE... No heat anymore...ever. Please dont pass information out that is incorrect and do not tell someone they are wrong when you arent sure or misinformed.
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well you know what they say "pain's no match for the icy hot patch" ;-)

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Use moist heat for 30 minutes right before bed. You can create moist heat with a regular heating pad by laying the heating pad on the bed, then placing a plastic bag (like a dry cleaner bag) over it, and then put a moist cloth or towel over that. Lay on that using a medium temperature. Taking a couple of Tylenol or Advil first will help too. Don't take Advil on an empty stomach.

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i get up and walk alot.it really does help,even if it hurts worse for a little bit..i also use stretches i learned in p.t.,along with the heat.if pain is long lasting u may want to see the dr.,it may be joint deteroration.

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I started taking Yoga for my hip and back arthritis pain. It's a temporary fix, but I do actually feel better, plus my core strength is much stronger, which I think will help my back pain over time.

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Use Salonpas. They are similar to icy hot. Salonpas comes in pads, cream, or spray. Ypu can get those at a pharmacy. Or just use icy hot pads or cream.

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Get Hot Packs and sleep with it or get a large and strong pillow and put your feet(thighs mostly) and sleep or get a comfy squishy pillow and sleep ON it with your hip on it. Hope you get better!

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dont hurt your hip...








sorry i have no experience and dont know

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You might have bursitis. Try buying a memory foam topper. That's what I did, plus take aleve, or naproxen. You could try sleeping with a pillow between your legs too, that will help keep your back and hips in alignment. With me, after a few weeks of no pain, it didn't come back. Good luck. Go on the Mayo Clinic website for self diagnosis.

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put a hot patch on it

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