Pain Management Tips - Hip Pain

Dos:

  • Put cold packs to hip to reduce pain and swelling

  • Take a warm bath to reduce pain and prepare muscles for stretching

  • Lose weight if you’re overweight to relieve strain from the hip

  • Stay active to keep your joints flexible, try moderate cardio exercise such as swimming and cycling if possible

  • Use of painkillers like paracetamol or ibuprofen (Disclaimer: please be aware that patients need to have consultations with their doctors / GPs / physiotherapists regarding any intake and form of medication)

 

Don’ts:

  • Avoid bending and lying on that side of the hip to avoid direct pressure on hip

  • Avoid standing or sitting for long periods

Advices from the NHS - © Crown copyright

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