• 2 months ago

    Crunching in lower spine/hip area

    I have osteoarthritis in my knees and hips, bursitis on one hip and have recently been diagnosed with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. Apparently it's usually seen in older men - I am a 51 year old woman. Something that really concerns me though is when my hip "clunk" like they're moving back into place when I am going from standing to sitting or vice versa. This morning when I rolled over in bed to get up, I had crunching all across the lower part of my hips, especially in the sacral region. This really worries me. It's not always painful but sometimes feels warm afterward. Is it pinching or damaging nerves? Sometimes I worry that my hips are just going to give out on me.