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Hip pain at night or when walking? The wrong lying position could be the cause

2022-05-19T11:57:38.563Z

Hip pain at night or when walking? The wrong lying position could be the cause Created: 05/19/2022Updated: 05/19/2022 13:54 By: Juliane Gutmann Hip pain can also result from lying in the wrong position. © Frédéric Cirou/Imago Hip pain is one of the most common joint pains. There are often harmless causes that trigger the pain. Sometimes an aid in bed helps. Back in jogging training after a mo



Hip pain at night or when walking?

The wrong lying position could be the cause

Created: 05/19/2022Updated: 05/19/2022 13:54

By: Juliane Gutmann

Hip pain can also result from lying in the wrong position.

© Frédéric Cirou/Imago

Hip pain is one of the most common joint pains.

There are often harmless causes that trigger the pain.

Sometimes an aid in bed helps.

Back in jogging training after a month-long break from sports?

Or from zero to one hundred when it comes to extensive bike tours?

In these cases, the trigger for joint pain and hip pain is obvious: the body has not yet gotten used to the new, unfamiliar strain and reacts with pain.

This can usually be treated well by taking a short break from sport and then gradually and slowly increasing the load.

One-sided strain can also be responsible for hip pain on the left and/or right side.

Therefore, sports physicians advise to challenge the body in a variety of ways, for example through different sports

.

Yoga stretches can also prevent muscles in a specific area of ​​the body from tightening or shortening.

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The orthopedic joint clinic Gundelfingen recommends an examination by a specialist in the event of persistent hip pain.

He will carefully examine your hip and the surrounding tissue and bones and make the correct diagnosis.

For example, pain could also radiate from the lumbar spine to the hip region.

Depending on the cause of the pain on one or both sides,

physiotherapy, painkillers and even minimally invasive procedures

can be used.

Exercise and physiotherapy for osteoarthritis of the hip

Osteoarthritis of the hip can also be behind your symptoms.

As a result of this wear and tear, the protective cartilage layer of the bones in the hip joint becomes thinner, which negatively affects the mobility of the joint.

As the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) further informs, pain in the hip and groin area during movement - especially if you are over 45 years old - is one of the first signs of

hip arthrosis

.

The most important therapies at a glance:

  • exercise and physical therapy

  • anti-inflammatory painkillers

  • if you are very overweight: weight loss

Hip pain when lying down and when walking?

Your sleeping position can be the problem

First ask yourself: Could my hip pain be due to lack of exercise or one-sided strain?

Anyone who sits a lot and moves little has to honestly answer this question with “yes”.

In this case, a standing workplace, moving breaks, regular exercises to loosen the muscles and light endurance sports such as cycling or swimming can work wonders and make the

hip pain go away quickly

.

But what to do about hip pain that occurs for no apparent reason?

Before you go to the doctor, you can try a simple self-experiment: sleep with a

pillow between your legs

for a few nights !

Because a sleeping position that results in a twisted hip promotes joint pain in this region of the body.

On the other hand, if you put a pillow between your knees, you promote an ergonomically sensible lying position in which the hips are in a relaxed position.

A pillow for hip pain

The orthopedic knee pillow for side sleepers from Third of Life (advertising link) supports an ergonomically sensible sleeping position by optimizing the position of the legs, hips and spine.

Breathable visco foam makes it a comfortable companion even on hot summer nights.

Thanks to the cover that has been tested for harmful substances, the leg pillow is also suitable for allergy sufferers.

With a knee pillow for hip pain

Another advantage of a knee pillow is that it supports the best sleeping position: lying on your

side

.

As the Techniker Krankenkasse informs, this is considered the ideal sleeping position because the spine lies in its natural curvature.

In addition to a pillow that is not too large, which supports the head and cervical spine, a knee pillow relieves the knee joints and also prevents unhealthy twisting of the hips.

This article only contains general information on the respective health topic and is therefore not intended for self-diagnosis, treatment or medication.

In no way does it replace a visit to the doctor.

This article contains affiliate links.

Source: merkur

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