Bursitis or a tendon injury (tendinopathy) can cause pain at the side of your hip when you rise from a
chair and take your first few steps, climb stairs, drive, or lie down
with direct pressure on the side of the hip. See a picture of
bursitis of the hip.
To prevent and ease hip pain during work, play, or daily
Reach and stay at a healthy weight.
well-cushioned shoes, and avoid high heels.
Walk up and down stairs
one at a time, leading with your strong leg when you go up stairs or curbs, and
with your weaker or sore leg when you go down.
Warm up before
Avoid activities that make one side of the pelvis
higher than the other, such as running in only one direction on a track or
hiking or doing yard work sideways on a slope. Keep your hips
Sleep on your uninjured side with a pillow between your
knees, or on your back with pillows beneath your knees.
after an activity, when your muscles are warm.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerKenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma