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Im 20 years old and suffer from moderate/severe hip joint pain/tenderness during and after sex. For the last 2 years whilst having sex, at any time from 10-40 minutes into it, either one of my hips are likely to "seize up". Sometimes I can feel a build up to this, other times it happens within a split second.

When this happens my hip will just lock in place and is very painfull causing me to have to force my leg down immediatly allowing the pain to subside slowly. This happens mainly in the missionary position, and more likely to happen if im on top, supporting my own weight. Also depending on the duration of intercourse the following day or two will leave my hip joints feeling very tender and bruised, which can be felt more if I apply pressure to the outside of the joint (somewhere between my lower butt cheek and thigh).

Other than during/after intercourse I rarely have these symptoms apart from if i've spent a good 8-12 hours on my feet the joint tenderness seems to creep up on me.

Other usefull infomation may include the fact that both my hips click/crack/pop often, however this is usually painless. I also have a herniated L4-L5 disc presumably caused by trauma also around 2 years ago.

I also suffer with a slightly bulging SI joint on the right hand side which may or may not be caused by a slight leg discrepency in the right leg by 1cm. I may also have Celiacs disease, which is yet to be confirmed.

So far my doctors havent helped much but continue to blame my hip pain on bouts of sciatica from my slipped disc. I KNOW its not sciatica and I am desperate to get to the route cause of this issue as its now becoming quite serious.
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replied October 26th, 2011
I could have written this post. I was searching for an answer to all of these issues. Have you found anything out yet? I have severe hip/joint pain, popping all of the time, my SI joints are always slipping out of place and I am in the process of being tested for celiac. My son is diagnosed celiac and we are checking everyone in the family. Would love to hear an update if you can!
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replied October 26th, 2011
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When you say "can be felt more if I apply pressure to the outside of the joint (somewhere between my lower butt cheek and thigh)." that is the origin of the hamstring muscles, where they attach to the ishium.

It is very common for women to complain of severe hamstring cramps during the sexual act. This usually causes the woman to bring the thigh down, straightening out the hip joint, bringing the knee to the center axis line, until the pain subsides.

As to the click and popping, which is painless, that is also extremely common about the hip. The painless type is usually due to tendons snapping over each other. But, women also have looser hip, due to the hormones they have. So, their actual hip joints can sublux, or move around in the socket even becoming perched, before falling back into the socket. However, this is more of a deep, low, clunk sound and in the majority of patients, painful.


If you are having significant problems with the hip, which is keeping you from enjoying the time with your partner, seek out a good hip surgeon. Do not be embarrassed about this problem. You are by no means alone, this is a common complaint heard by orthopedic surgeons.

Good luck.
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replied April 13th, 2012
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Likely due to joint laxity and your muscles need to get stronger. Also you are putting your hips in a closed position which can cause compression on soft tissue surrounding the joint. Stretch regularly, strengthen muscles because during sex you are stressing and building muscle tension which those muscles cannot handle at once and get fatigued quick, thus the pain and achiness. This is common with lax joints. I'm a PT and have the same issue. Strengthening has helped but is no cure. Our bodies are all made differently and require a certain level of attention and care. Get to know your body type to try and modify the activity / positions you are in for too long.

Let me know if this helps.
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replied June 21st, 2012
Get checked for spondyloarthropathies...there are several antibodies your doc can check. I have ankylosing spondylitis and have severe hip joint pain, and among the many other ailments that go along with it, SI joint issues. I'm 35 now, but my doc says I've had it for years.

Good luck.
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replied July 10th, 2012
I have the same trouble and after putting up with it for years, including pain walking and trying to swing my leg over a bike seat i finally sought help. Turns out i have less than 10 degrees of movement in one aspect of my hip rotation where i should have about 35 to 40 degrees. This is due to a cam lesion on my femur which has now caused a major tear in my hip cartilage. So don't ignore it, it may be more than just weak muscles.
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replied July 10th, 2012
Thanks for all the replies everybody, sorry I haven't replied sooner, I lost my account infomation, and sorted it out last week.

So far, still the same if not worse, doctors just ignor me, but I will persist.
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replied October 1st, 2012
It's because you're young. Don't let doctors ignore you. One thing I've learned with age is that most of my ignored complaints when I was younger became serious problems when I god into my 40s. Only now some things can't be fixed, or at least not as easily as they could have a long time ago. Doctors can be really stupid sometimes.
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replied October 10th, 2012
Right hip pain at the end of sexual activity
So I kind of experienced the same thing but my partner lifted my legs and then entered me. I burst into tears and cried for a good 10 minutes. Sitting here I can still feel the pain not as severe. I was wondering if it was like a hip dysplasia or something along that. I finally got my leg in its natural position but moving it or sitting up prved impossible until about 10 mins later. What do I do? Number one its embarrassing, number 2 it made him feel bad. Please healp
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replied October 10th, 2012
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funsized,

You first have to determine where the pain was coming from. Was it in the true hip joint (in the groin), in the bony pelvis, or in the soft tissues?

Each of these has its own list of possiblities for causing the discomfort.

If you still have problems with the "hip" or it is doing this every time you have sexual relationships, you may want to see an orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation of the hip. In the mean time, try positions which do not put a strain on the area that is bothering you.

Good luck.
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replied July 26th, 2013
Hip pain while having sex
Hi,
i have suffered with hip pain eve since i can remember, i'm 38 soon and because of my hip pain while having sex and for 2-3 days after i have stopped having sex all together for over 3 and a half years now, we tried many different positions but no change. i also have had stiff joints everywhere and have since a small child, i suffer with siactic, got fibromyalgia and oesteoarthritus, but i think my hips are not to do with the above issues but something else, told my doctor the other month about no sex etc and i'm waiting to see a hip specialist.
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replied August 5th, 2013
Im 19 and experience the same thing although its not only sex related. I can be working and my hip, arms or calf will lock up! The pain slowly increases and hurts very bad! Its a painful numb feeling and it feels like I can barely move my muscles into a normal position. Id like any info!
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replied September 25th, 2013
Do you have any other symptoms? Even ones you might not think are connected? Being tired, allergy issues, Pain and tightness in the muscles in your back, neck, arms and legs, swelling of joints in hands, fingers, wrists, feet or knees? How long does your pain last?
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replied August 5th, 2013
Im 19 and experience the same thing although its not only sex related. I can be working and my hip, arms or calf will lock up! The pain slowly increases and hurts very bad! Its a painful numb feeling and it feels like I can barely move my muscles into a normal position. Id like any info!
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replied August 12th, 2013
hi,
i am also suffering from a very similar problem.
i am suffering from right knee joint pain for quite some time now. I saw many doctors, including arthritis specialists, and everyone says that everything is normal. I actually have some other problem, that is, some times feel some burning in the hip joints. Whenever there is burning, the right knee joint pains more. I am 26 years old male. Have no bad habits except I masturbate regularly (3-4 times a week). I sometimes get the burning after masturbating, so I feel that this is causing the burning in hips. Could you please advise what i should do? Thanks in advance.
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replied September 25th, 2013
It's occurring more than likely in achieving orgasm. You're muscles and tendons in your hips, groin, legs and lower back are all connected very closely in that region and they will tense up when achieving an orgasm. The muscles in your legs tighten and will aggravate or inflame the tendons or tissue in your knee as they are connected further down. You may have an muscle or tissue disorder you aren't aware of. Most doctors don't get all your symptoms if you don't give them ones you think aren't connected. I have fibromyalgia and my pain radiates and travels. You could possibly have something similar and not know it yet or have all they symptoms yet. If you notice any persisting symptoms that you don't think are connected, do research to see if they are. Doctors don't know everything and it can take them years to diagnose issues like this. Good luck to you!
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replied September 25th, 2013
It could very well be your SI Joints. Your body gets put in a weird position and muscles get lazy, especially if you have lower back injuries. Sitting or standing for long periods of time put your lower back and hips in bad positions and cause your pelvic tilt to go off it's axis and the muscles become weak and let the alignment of your pelvic tilt go out of wack. This causes the hips and lower back to go out of alignment with out the muscles staying strong and cause hip movement to decrease, muscle strain in your glutes, legs, hips, groin and lower back and can irritate your sciatic nerve as well as other nerves in your legs and groin. When your piriformis(muscle at the top of your butt that goes around to the hip) tightens up, it hits the sciatic nerve and man does it hurt like hell. When the sciatic is inflamed it causes the muscles to tense around it and movement in your hip is hindered greatly. Your hips pop the tissue around your muscles and bones can become inflamed and put pressure on nerves. This causes chain reactions and can cause the muscles in the legs, lower back and hips to tense up simultaneously and be painful. So far seeing a chiropractor, getting regular massages, muscle relaxers, yoga, physical therapy and strengthening the muscles has helped alot for me, but has never fully corrected the issue. Still need to see more doctors....
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replied September 25th, 2013
It could very well be your SI Joints. Your body gets put in a weird position and muscles get lazy, especially if you have lower back injuries. Sitting or standing for long periods of time put your lower back and hips in bad positions and cause your pelvic tilt to go off it's axis and the muscles become weak and let the alignment of your pelvic tilt go out of wack. This causes the hips and lower back to go out of alignment with out the muscles staying strong and cause hip movement to decrease, muscle strain in your glutes, legs, hips, groin and lower back and can irritate your sciatic nerve as well as other nerves in your legs and groin. When your piriformis(muscle at the top of your butt that goes around to the hip) tightens up, it hits the sciatic nerve and man does it hurt like hell. When the sciatic is inflamed it causes the muscles to tense around it and movement in your hip is hindered greatly. Your hips pop the tissue around your muscles and bones can become inflamed and put pressure on nerves. This causes chain reactions and can cause the muscles in the legs, lower back and hips to tense up simultaneously and be painful. So far seeing a chiropractor, getting regular massages, muscle relaxers, yoga, physical therapy and strengthening the muscles has helped alot for me, but has never fully corrected the issue. Still need to see more doctors....
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