- Ice. Apply ice packs to your hip every 4 hours for 20 to 30 minutes at a time.
- Anti-inflammatory medications. Over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve), and prescription pain relievers such as celecoxib (Celebrex) can reduce pain and swelling.
- Physical therapy.
Is walking good for hip bursitis?
Running and jumping can make hip pain from arthritis and bursitis worse, so it’s best to avoid them. Walking is a better choice, advises Humphrey.
Does bursitis of the hip ever go away?
Hip bursitis will often get better on its own as long as it is not caused by an infection. To heal your hip bursitis, you will need to rest the affected joint and protect it from any further harm. Most patients feel better within a few weeks with proper treatment.
Is it OK to exercise with hip bursitis?
The best advice to always keep in mind is: “Always listen to the body.” If an activity, including what may seem like a simple, easy stretch, causes pain in the hip to worsen, stop doing that activity. Any exercise designed to help hip bursitis should not cause significant pain or discomfort.