The common treatment protocol for a bruised hip involves a combination of rest, ice, compression and elevation, according to Drugs.com. Taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs provides relief from pain and swelling.
Patients with a bruised hip should avoid putting any weight on the hip for 48 hours, states Drugs.com. Applying ice to the bruised area for 20 minutes every four hours reduces pain and swelling and prevents tissue damage. Using an elastic bandage to compress the area helps limit swelling. Propping up the hip and leg on pillows also helps reduce pain and swelling.
Healing of a bruised hip can take a significant amount of time, notes eMedicineHealth. Patients may require physical therapy to regain strength and stability.