What can I do to relieve hip pain?

If you are suffering from hip pain, try the following simple remedies:


Almost everyone can try the following RICE method:

  • Rest: You are advised to rest for at least 24 to 48 hours if you have hip pain. This would mean avoiding any or all activities that cause the pain.
  • Ice: Using an ice pack to the area of pain can help decrease inflammation and make you feel better. If the pain is very severe, you can use ice 4 to 5 times a day for at least 10 to 15 minutes every time. However, make sure you are not using ice directly on your skin; instead, wrap it in a towel.
  • Compression: You are advised to wrap a thick bandage around the pelvis and hip. You can use abdominal binders for better results.
  • Elevation: Elevating the joint that is painful can help decrease the swelling, which in turn, will help relieve pain. It’s recommended that recline with your feet to get the benefits in the hip region.
  • In addition to the above RICE method, you can also try the Sacroiliac Joint Pain Exercises as long as you are not experiencing too much pain while doing them.