Hip OA pain relief

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Is anyone could tell me what's the best pain relief for Hip pain ? Since I've been pregnant last year, my OA flare up in my hands and my right hip which never gave me any signs of problem, has been hurting a lot lately. I 'm very concerned about the hips because I know this pain that goes through my leg down to my knee will only get worse and I can't imagine how will it be to have even more pain and discomfort than now. I feel very unlucky I'm only 39 and if  they don't find an effective cure very soon I know I'll need surgery one day. My baby is only 9 months and the hip pain started at the end of my pregnancy only and now it's getting worse. What can I do? I don't want to take anti inflammatory pills because of side effects. Is there any good creams that helps and what else can I do to stop this pain? I Feel sad that I know now that my life with my child won't be same.  I wish that a effective cure can be found near future. I'll pray to God xx

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    Every case is different, but two potential causes of hip pain (that doctors don't typically pick up on well) are:

    1. Nerve pain.

    2. Myofascial / trigger point pain.

    In my non-expert opinion I'd have thought one of these to be a more likely candidate than actual joint pain. Fortunately both very treatable without pain killers.

    Where exactly do you feel the hip pain? Can you describe the pain? When is it at it's worst (on moving, at rest?)?

    Don't give up yet!! There's every chance that you can resolve the symptoms and get rid of the pain.


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    Your pain sounds similar to mine.  Down the front from hip to knee like toothach in my leg, similar at tbe back, tenderness at the side and a grating sensation in my groin.  I can't take AFs either.  I take cocodamol 30/500 when i need to.  The GP prescribes Piroxicam gel and I also use Pernaton gel which I buy frim Amazon (or Holland & Barratt when it s on special).  I'm being referred for physio and the mext step is THR.  I hope you find some relief Leni x
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    Hello Leni,  I think you would be best to go to your GP for a proper diagnoses,  it is difficult to recommend anything until you know for sure what is causing the pain. It could be siatica is it sharp shooting pains? 


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