Is Hip Pain Affecting Your Sleep?!

Are you a side sleeper? Has you favourite side been letting you down? Have you begun waking with a pain in your outer hip just a short while after falling asleep? Is the hip pain starting to get worse and now popping up when you transition from a sitting to standing position? If this sounds like you then you might be suffering from a condition called Hip Bursitis

Hip bursitis is a frustrating and painful condition that affects the outside of the hip joint. It generally develops overtime, stemming from imbalances of the lower back, buttock and thigh muscles. 

These muscle imbalances lead to irritation and swelling of the small, fluid filled, cushion sacs called bursae that are found over the outer hip joint. The swelling of the small fluid sacs is called bursitis is the cause of the pain. 

So why does the hip pain wake you at night? The reason the hip pain becomes painful and will wake you at night is due to the fact that when you sleep on the ‘bad hip’ your body weight compresses and irritates the already swollen and inflamed hip bursae (fluid sacs) resulting in more swelling and pain in the area. 

Enquire today to find out How We Can Help or to request our free guide: “7 Ways To Help Eliminate Hip Bursitis Without Painkillers”

 

Ryan Samuels 
Acupuncturist & Herbalist 

 

References:

Legge, David, Close To The Bone: The treatment of painful musculoskeletal disorders with acupuncture and other forms of Chinese medicine (Sydney college press, 3rd ed, 2011)

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