Hip pain?

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Joined: 09/30/10
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Hip pain?

Anyone having hip pain? At first I thought it was sciatic nerve pain but it's really more in the hip/outer glute. Just on the left side, but it plagues me to no end! What do you guys do for it?

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Joined: 11/08/07
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I had this through my whole 2nd trimester and it was terrible!!! I couldn't walk it was so painful. They say it's pretty normal due to your hips spreading and preparing for birth. I started seeing a chiropractor for it because it was so bad and my hip was out of place, but I also had to use a tennis ball to loosen the joint muscles and that helped. I also started doing some morning stretches to open the hip area and now I feel alot better and have made it through the 3rd trimester with no issues. but I have to keep up with the excercises so it doesn't come back. An ice pack with some icee hot cream helps too!

Hope you can make it feel better!!!

Joined: 09/30/10
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Yeah I keep hearing "Go to the chiropractor." I don't have any money for that so I need the at home remedies. I stretch in bed all the time. I'm going to ask my new midwife when I settle on one.

OregonJewels's picture
Joined: 12/29/10
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I have had this since early on and with both my other boys. Heating pad seems to help but really stretching regularly is the only thing that really helps.

kittenchan's picture
Joined: 08/12/07
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I had it with DD and now with this LO too. I do go to the chiropractor, but I find stretching and switching positions a lot helps.

K_Lo's picture
Joined: 11/16/07
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I've been having a ton of hip pain too, so my sympathies. But nothing is really helping this time unfortunately.

Joined: 01/08/09
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I go to a chiropractor too. Mine plagues me mostly at night while I'm trying to sleep. I hope you find some relief.

Joined: 09/30/10
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Okay good it's not just me! I was thinking, Am I not getting enough exercise? I am on my feet moving at work most of the day and then on my off days I was walking outside until the heat became too unbearable. So I thought maybe not enough activity was the reason for the pain. But I stretch it out when I'm at home. It flares up after a long day at work. But it flared up when I was packing the other day, which didn't seen to require that much effort. And again when I vacuumed! And I've got two and a half more months left lol.

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Joined: 09/29/08
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I had it REAL bad with DS! Not so much with this LO though. I did yoga and stretched every day! It really helped! I'm sorry you're in pain, it really stinks!

wobbs's picture
Joined: 05/27/10
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I'm having some on top of spd and si pain. Other than chiro, the only thing that really helps is warmth then stretching.