The hips have a big job, they have to move about a lot and carry the entire trunk while they do it so they’re one of those areas of the body that often get sore. And at times it can be difficult to work out why… Is it because you sit too long, or is it because you stand too long? Is it because you have started doing a new exercise, or is it because you don’t exercise? Is it because you are walking the wrong way or wearing the wrong shoes…?
These factors might contribute to your hip pain but these are not really the questions that need answering. The most important question is;
Why are your hips unable to meet your daily demands on them?
Your hips need to be flexible enough to allow for full range of movement, and they need to be strong enough to control your body weight and momentum. This applies to strenuous activities like running, jumping and squatting but also to basic daily activities like walking about and getting in and out of chairs.