You toss, you turn, and you get zero sleep.
If that sounds like a regular night for you because of hip pain, you’re probably going to want some relief as soon as possible. The first course of action is to figure out the root of that pain, so here are a few things you may be experiencing, along with some tips on how to help ease the pain.
This one should be obvious, but those who are expecting may have extra pressure on their spine and hips. Because of this, you may experience dull pain at night, and may develop conditions like sciatica that could increase this pain.
There are two words that may really help here: pregnancy pillow. If you don’t want to purchase one, try using a normal pillow or blanket under your back so that your hips won’t hurt if you sleep on your side.
There are many types of arthritis that may cause hip pain while you’re sleeping. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis are three that you may be experiencing if you feel pain in your groin, thighs, and knees, or are more susceptible to pain during rainy weather.
If you feel that you are experiencing symptoms of arthritis, it’s always best to contact OrthoNY to get a proper diagnosis. There may be tips that will temporarily alleviate pain, but you also may require further treatment.
Inflammation seems to be a cause for pain no matter where it is, and your hip is no exception. If you’re experiencing inflammation in your hamstrings, or can full a strong pain in your groin, you may be experiencing hip tendonitis.
While some anti-inflammatory drugs and alternating between ice and heat may help, it’s best to contact OrthoNY to discuss further options to heal the tendon and prevent any ongoing issues.
One of the most common hip issues, bursitis is when the small sacs that cushion your hip joints become inflamed. If your pain tends to stay muted during the day and gets worse when you lie down on your hip, it may . be bursitis. In addition, this pain can be very sharp when it begins and gradually turn into more of a dull ache. If you experience pain while standing, it’s most likely not bursitis.
As with some of the other issues, this may be temporarily relieved with at home methods, or may go away on its own. However, it’s best to contact OrthoNY to discuss more efficient ways of relief.
After all, you could just be sleeping wrong! If you’re waking up regularly in pain from your hip, it could simply mean that you need to adjust the way you’re sleeping, or that you should test out a new mattress.
If you’re a side sleeper, try out the other side, or your back. You can also place a pillow in between your knees, which will prevent a lot of pressure on your hips.
If you’re tired of trying to find simple solutions, contact OrthoNY today. We’ll go through your symptoms and issues and find the right method of relief for you.