Rest and Activity Modifications
There are many ways to reduce hip pain, and one of the most effective methods is to rest the hip. This means not using the hip for weight-bearing activities, including walking, running, and standing. You can still do other activities that don’t place stress on the hip, such as swimming and biking. You may want to rest your hip more often during workouts or avoid certain activities altogether.
Rest and ice are the first elements in R.I.C.E., a method for home management of joint pain that yields excellent results. Your doctor will probably recommend rest and give you specific advice depending on your job and sporting activities. It can be as simple as taking an extra day off from work or doing light housework instead of heavy chores. It can also mean stopping athletic activities, reducing the time spent standing at work, or even walking for brief periods instead of jogging.