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How can I relieve my hip pain at home?

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Hold ice to the area for about 15 minutes a few times a day. Try to rest the affected joint as much as possible until you feel better.

You may also try heating the area. A warm bath or shower can help ready your muscle for stretching exercises that can ease pain.

SOURCES:

American Family Physician, Oct. 15, 1999.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Osteoarthritis of the Hip," "Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip."

Firestein, Gary S. Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, 2008.

American Family Physician, Feb. 1, 2003.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on March 15, 2020

SOURCES:

American Family Physician, Oct. 15, 1999.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Osteoarthritis of the Hip," "Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip."

Firestein, Gary S. Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, 2008.

American Family Physician, Feb. 1, 2003.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on March 15, 2020

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