Home treatment may help relieve hip
pain, swelling, and stiffness.
Rest. Try to rest and protect a sore area. Stop,
change, or take a break from any activity that may be causing your pain or
Ice will help your pain and swelling. Put
ice or cold packs on the sore 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 unaffected 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
If the swelling is gone, you can put
heat on the area. Moist heat with a hot
water bottle or warm towel may feel good on your
hip. You can carefully begin normal activities and gentle stretching.
Prone buttocks squeeze, to strengthen
the buttocks muscles. These support your back and help you lift with your