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Hip pain in the morning.

05/11/2000

Question:

For the past 9 months or so I have been waking up with pain in my hips. It is relieved once I go to the bathroom. However, lately the pain has been so bad that it has started to wake me up much sooner than I normally wake up. Also, the pain sticks around for about an half hour or so with pain radiating down the back of my right leg. I did have back surgery 7 years ago for a herniated disc. What is this and what can I do about it? Thanks!

Answer:

Hip pain may be related to: -bursitis: usually hurting with directly lying on the side -osteoarthritis: worse with early morning and range of motion -sciatica: usually associated with numbness and tingling

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Response by:

Mark   Goddard, MD Mark Goddard, MD
Chairman and Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehab.
Drake Center
University of Cincinnati