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.
Sleep on your uninjured hip with a pillow between your knees, or sleep on your back with pillows beneath your knees.
Gently massage or rub your hip to relieve pain and help blood flow.
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 legs.