Home treatment may help relieve hip
pain, swelling, and stiffness.
Rest. Try to rest and protect an injured or sore
area. Stop, change, or take a break from any activity that may be causing your
pain or soreness.
Ice will reduce your pain and swelling. Put
ice or cold packs on the injured area immediately. Put ice on for 20 minutes
out of every hour and do this 4 or more times in the first 1 to 2 days. Wrap
the ice in a wet towel. Do not put the ice right on the skin. Do not fall
asleep with an ice pack on your skin.
Sleep on your uninjured hip
with a pillow between your knees, or sleep on your back with pillows beneath
Gently massage or rub your hip to relieve pain and help
For the first 1 to 2 days after an injury, do not do
things that might increase swelling, such as taking hot showers or use hot tubs,
hot packs, or alcohol beverages.
Do not use aspirin for the first
24 hours after an injury. Aspirin may cause more bruising under the skin.
After 2 to 3 days, if you
do not have swelling or the swelling is gone, you can put
heat on the area. Moist heat with a hot
water bottle, warm towel, or a heating pad set on low may feel good on your
hip. You can carefully begin normal activities and gentle stretching.
Prone buttocks squeeze, to strengthen
the buttocks muscles. These muscles support your back and help you lift with your