Hip Pain Lying On Side At Night

Do You Get Hip Pain When Lying On Your Side At Night?

Watch this video to learn how to stop hip pain when sleeping so that you can get a good night's rest...

What Causes Hip Pain When Lying On Your Side At Night?

People get hip pain when lying on their side because they're laying on the widest part of their hip, which puts pinpoint pressure on the muscles, tendons, and bursa on the outside of the hip.

This happens more commonly in women because they have a wider pelvis than men.

Tips To Prevent Hip Pain On The Side You're Lying On

  1. Put a towel or pillow between your ribs and hip to relieve pinpoint pressure on your hip.
  2. Put a second pillow between your knees to put top knee and hip at the same height.

Hopefully these tips will help you avoid pain on the outside of the hip when lying on your side.  For more tips like these, you can download a FREE copy of our Hip Pain Guide below:

7 Simple Tips To Get Rid Of Hip Pain by Dr. Dave Candy, More 4 Life Physical Therapy, St. Louis, MO

Tips To Prevent Hip Pain On The Side You're Not Lying On

  1.  As mentioned above, put a pillow between your knees to bring your knee up to the level of your hip. This will reduce streching of your sciatic nerve while sleeping.
  2. An alternative position is to place a doubled pillow in front of you and place your leg over it. The goal is to bring your knee up to the level of your hip.
  3. Some hip pain is actually referred pain from your back. This pain can be reduced by following the tips above but also bring your knees more forward into a fetal like position. This will relieve vertebrae compression.

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