Hi Sue, Hip pain is annoying and can be difficult to figure out what is causing it. If I am
having a flare with pain all over I attribute the pain to my fibro. If the hip pain is
accompanied with pain down my butt cheek and leg, I blame it on my sciatica. If it's
sciatica, taking Mobic (Meloxicam) and Flexeril helps. If the pain is related to fibro, I
will take Flexeril when it gets bad. I also have arthritis and I know when that is flaring
because the pain is differant than fibro. My fibro pain is allover pain, where as my
arthritis is joint pain with noticeable swelling.
The cold and damp weather can really aggravate hip and joint pain, soaking in a
hot bath and doing some gentle stretching helps with the stiffness and achiness.
Hope you find some relief soon!