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Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
Tags: ibuprofen | pain | diet | inflammation

What Should I Do About Nighttime Hip and Leg Pain?

By    |   Friday, 18 July 2014 04:32 PM EDT

Question: I suffer every night from pain in my hips and legs. Is there anything I can take to make it go away?
Dr. Hibberd's answer:
Pains in hips and legs may come from a number of causes, including poor circulation, inflammation, and arthritis, to name just a few. Doctors used to recommend quinine for leg cramps, but it is no longer advised because the risks outweigh the benefits.
We do now have superb diagnostic methods that can usually define the cause(s) of pain quite accurately. Ask your doctor about your options and, in the meantime, watch your diet and see if you notice a relationship between what you eat (including any supplements you take) and your pain.
Consider using a NSAID such as Motrin, ibuprofen, or acetaminophen each night time at a dose recommended by your physician. But first get the approval of your doctor. People who do not eat enough fruits and vegetables sometimes have vitamin and nutrient deficiencies that can cause aches and pains. Try eliminating nicotine and alcohol.
If you take non-prescription supplements, ask your doctor whether to continue them or not. Many problems may be actually precipitated by poor dietary habits.

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Pains in hips and legs may come from a number of causes, including poor circulation, inflammation, and arthritis, to name just a few.
ibuprofen, pain, diet, inflammation
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