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CHRONIC PAIN - sudden hip pain

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SingToTheSky · 10/03/2021 07:41

Blinding pain in one hip since last night after I moved oddly - am wincing when moving and it feels like sometimes other joints do when they need to “pop”, like it’s slightly... wrong?! But also like it’ll hurt even more if I try and do that. My knees get like this at night a lot.

For reference I’m not diagnosed with anything joint/HM related - just fibro/pots/CFS

So what do I do?! I am going to have a warm bath ASAP and I’ve been trying to gently rotate my leg etc but it’s really painful. Advice welcomed 💐

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MedusasBadHairDay · 10/03/2021 09:21

I get this a lot, it does usually sort itself out everywhere for me, but in the meantime I find resting it and warmth tends to help a bit. Anti-inflammatories and gentle stretches can help too, though with the stretches don't push through the pain.

In the past I've "solved" it by waking around until it gives out under me, then landed on it and felt it pop back, but I wouldn't recommend that method 😂


MedusasBadHairDay · 10/03/2021 09:22

If you can manage it, I sometimes find lying on my back and pulling my knees up to my chest provides some relief. But again, if it's too painful don't push it.


Becca19962014 · 10/03/2021 11:14

Happened to me last April. I've still not recovered and with no GP access anymore (it's so bad I can no longer get into a car at all so no GP/hospital/x-ray) it's just getting worse. Happened when I was putting my shoes on. I do have EDS so suspected dislocation/sublux and though I thought I'd got it back in ok I obviously haven't. I rang a&e (which is phone triage only and they told me not to go in and see my GP who refused to see me, I didn't have the strength to argue).

There's a 72 hour window to get anything done for hips in case of injury. Any longer it can turn permanent. Please do not leave it. Seek medical help ASAP. I can't tell you how bad things have been for me since mine happened.


SingToTheSky · 11/03/2021 12:23

Thank you both.
Medusa thank you for mentioning the anti inflammatory - I had some lurking naproxen so tried that.
Becca I’m so sorry you’ve had a terrible time of it. I had no idea about the narrow window, I have only experienced minor issues so far that have righted themselves fairly quickly. I can’t believe they refused to see you 🤬

I decided to see what happened in the morning and thank god it’s ok now - it hurt right up until I fell asleep but it must have just gone back by itself (which is what my knees seem to do)

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Becca19962014 · 11/03/2021 18:17

@SingToTheSky good news that it appears to be ok. I didn't know about the narrow window either, until I was looking up things to help and kept getting warnings about not being seen or treated! Sorry for my complaining and derailing your thread slightly. Mines just got worse since April. But I'm so glad this isn't what's happened to you. Thanks for the update.

My joints go back in/settle themselves too but I've EDS so that's likely why.

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