Hip joint pain and Vitamin D deficiency

by Bharat Patel

Is Vitamin D deficiency proven to be associated with hip joint pain and heart problems? If so, in what way, how? and how severe is the implication?

My Vitamin D, 25-hydroxy test results show 4.6 (L) and the latest reference range is indicated at 32.0-100.0ng/mL.

Appreciate your feedback.

Bharat Patel

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Hip pain and Vitamin D Deficiency

by Joyce Spiroff
(Charleston, WV)

I am a 53 year old female and I have been experiencing pain in my hips for about 2 months. It began in my left side and is now in both sides.

I have been treated for hypothyroidism for probably 30 years. About 6 months ago my physician told me I was extremely deficient in Vitamin D (I don't have the results with me currently).

I also have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my back....and of course I am overweight.

Although overweight, I have always been very active. Now I seem to have lost most of my flexibility. My pain is mostly when I get up from a sitting position or lay on my side on my hip.

When getting up from a sitting position, the pain is located in the top of my thighs. At times I have pain (like right now just sitting here) in the same area at the top of my legs that seems like a burning pain.

It seems to be getting worse. Do you think this could be caused from the Vitamin D deficiency?


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Can I Have Hip Pain From Vitamin D Deficiency?

by Annie
(Anderson, IN U.S.A.)

I am a 55 year old white female with chronic lower back pain and pain into the right hip and down into my ankle.

Much pain in the hip though and in general I am usually tired with not as much energy. Just thought it was my age but would really like to live with less daily pain.

I don't seem to have as much control over walking a normal gait due to guarding the right leg and hip pain. Could this be caused in any part by a Vitamin D deficiency.

I also do not take any supplements, do not like milk, do not eat much fatty fish, and live in a climate with cold winters.

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Pain in hip

by Michelle

I have had pain in my hip, progressively getting worse for about 5 years now. I have had xrays and blood tests and everything came back "normal". My doctor also had vitamin d levels checked and it came back a 34. (I had been taking about 8,000 IU's of Vitamin D starting one week before the tests.

When I started taking the vitamin D, my hip hurt worse, in fact I had more pain that went down the side of my legs and my knees hurt, especially on the outsides. I have started and stopped the Vitamin D enough to know it IS the Vitamin D that is causing this pain to be worse.

I've read your Therapy links and understand this pain can be caused from the uptake of calcium where its needed.

I have 2 questions:

Would taking Vitamin D a week prior to the tests effect the result, could I have been under 34?

How long is long enough to experience the pain if indeed its the uptake of Vitamin D and Calcium into the bones that is causing this extra pain? I certainly wish I didn't have to work but the pain is making it almost unbearable to walk and the Vicodin he perscribed for the pain doesn't really even take the edge off it.

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