Pain on the inside or outside the hip, which can be caused by arthritis, injuries or other health problems.
Put ice or frozen veggies wrapped in a towel on the hip. Take a warm bath. Try not to bend at the hip, put pressure on it or sleep on it. Take over-the-counter pain relievers.
When to seek immediate medical care
Seek emergency help if the hip:
- Looks very different than usual.
- Can't move or support weight.
- Feels very painful.
- Quickly swells up.
- Is painful along with fever or chills.
When to make a doctor's appointment
See a health care provider if:
- Self-care measures such as rest, ice and heat don't help.