How do I reduce my hip pain?

If your hip pain is a result of overuse or injury (like a sprain), then it might help to use the RICE method for treating soft tissue injuries. RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate — (1) rest the affected area, keeping it free from pressure, (2) apply an ice pack, (3) wrap the area in an elastic bandage, and (4) elevate your legs above the level of your heart to relieve pressure from the hips. All of these can contribute towards reducing your hip’s pain and swelling.