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sore hips

Some mornings, after a night of drinking, my hips are sore.  I didn't think anything of it since other parts of my body tend to hurt too after too many drinks, my head for example depending on the liquor.  Well, the other day I mentioned it to some friends of mine and they just looked at me weird and told me that wasn't normal.  Hmmmmm, of course I instantly think "diet related?"  But if so, why?  Calcium, protein, early signs of arthritis?
Just wanted to ask you peeps.  If it is diet related I wonder if any other vegans on here have had this symptom.

And I know, I know I should talk to my doctor, I actually have an apointment next week, lets see if I remember to ask her.

- Nina

I don't think alcohol could give you sore hips- maybe indulging in activities that often go along with drinking  ???  ;)  ;D

ummm like dancing maybe ?

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I'm not a big drinker but I notice this sometimes when I'm out at the bars hanging w/ friends. I attribute this to wearing cute shoes and being on hard concrete floors for long hours. Maybe this is related to why your hips hurt. If when you are out drinking maybe you wear different shoes or are just on your feet more.

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I don't think alcohol could give you sore hips- maybe indulging in activities that often go along with drinking  ???  ;)  ;D

ummm like dancing maybe ?

LMAO!  That's what I was thinking....(not the dancing bit, though)  ;)

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Sometimes drinking leaves you dehydrated...which would lead to cramping in muscles and then soreness...or maybe you get your dance on really well

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Hehee!!  No I totally don't dance.  I always say I'm too tall for that, I look rediculous dancing.  and I always just wear the same old tennis shoes.  But standing for long periods of time, maybe that's it?  I'm guessing more exercise would help in that case.

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whatever the cause, when they are not sore try doing some pilates a few times a week, or if you have a gym membership, those hip ab/adducter machines are great. My left hip used to get sore from running on the left side of the road all the time & strengthening the hips really helped with that

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Hehee!!  No I totally don't dance.  I always say I'm too tall for that, I look rediculous dancing.  and I always just wear the same old tennis shoes.  But standing for long periods of time, maybe that's it?  I'm guessing more exercise would help in that case.

Standing possibly if you don't have great posture? I am very guilty of this; I tend to slouch onto one leg and hunch my shoulders. My hips are already kind of subpar as I've had bone grafted from both of them. I find that concentrating on my posture and, as someone else suggested, doing some Pilates helps no end.

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Is it possible that you are sitting differently?  Possibly with your legs crossed?  On a bar stool?  Often sore hips and knees can be attributed to the way you are sitting (ie posture). 

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I tried pilates once, the instructor totally sucked though.  It was an intro class so none of us knew what we were doing.  The instructor was in the front of the class laying down doing all the moves but since we also were on the ground we couldn't see her.  It was pretty rediculous I had to keep lifting my head and try to look over everyone else and see what she was doing.  Nevertheless I suppose I should try a new class and a new instructor.  Or maybe some videos/books or somehting.

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I tried pilates once, the instructor totally sucked though.  It was an intro class so none of us knew what we were doing.  The instructor was in the front of the class laying down doing all the moves but since we also were on the ground we couldn't see her.  It was pretty rediculous I had to keep lifting my head and try to look over everyone else and see what she was doing.  Nevertheless I suppose I should try a new class and a new instructor.  Or maybe some videos/books or somehting.

If you a going to try pilates i would recommend renting a beginner's dvd from the library. that way you can try it for free, at the time you choose, and not have to worry about all the other stuff that goes along with taking a class.

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i actually have had this problem lately too.  the things i think are causing it:
when i drink heavily i generally end up fighting or wrestling and getting slammed to the floor, thus causing much bruising in the hips.
bumping into things
walking very far in "cute" shoes
sleeping on crappy couches at friend's houses

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Hehee!!  No I totally don't dance.  I always say I'm too tall for that, I look rediculous dancing.  and I always just wear the same old tennis shoes.  But standing for long periods of time, maybe that's it?  I'm guessing more exercise would help in that case.

being a tall guy who dances rediculously and wears old tennis shoes...I highly recommend dancing

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