Rest can lessen Snapping Hip PainThe best way to treat a snapping hip is also the simplest: a few good days of rest. Giving your body the break that it deserves after a hard, stressful workout, allows for the swelling and inflammation to go down in the hip and joint area, allowing faster healing. When we use our hips while they are inflamed, it only draws more blood to the area and causes them to swell even more. Allowing this process to naturally happen while you get some rest, will help your SHS heal faster. While you are resting, it's also not a bad idea to apply some ice to the area. Cold applications for pain have been used for centuries because of their ability to alleviate pain and decrease inflammation. This form of therapy is also very beneficial to manage your Snapping Hip Syndrome so that your condition is less debilitating. Ice can be used in conjunction with periods of rest and relaxation for injuries that have just taken place, or for chronic issues like SHS, carpal tunnel, tendonitis and shin splints. You can apply ice in a variety of different ways such as an ice pack (ice placed in a plastic bag with water added to cover the ice in the bag) or ice wrapped in a towel. You can also buy cold packs at a store and reuse them whenever it is necessary. You can also make your own ice pack by mixing 3 cups of water and 1 cup of rubbing alcohol in a plastic, sealable bag. Place the bag in the freezer until ready to use. After it melts, put it back in the freezer for further use. When using an ice pack for injuries, it is important to remember to always keep a cloth, rag, paper towel or other type of cover between the ice pack and your skin. Placing an ice pack directly on top of your skin can lead to a topical burn.