As one of the most dynamic and high force-transferring joints in the body, the hip is subject to increased wear and tear in the presence of dysfunction. It is the main movement and force transfer station between the upper and lower body. Unfortunately, hip pain is on the rise. Our modern lifestyle including sitting at home, work, or in the car does not help. Often, decreased hip strength, control, and range of motion contribute to pain and dysfunction elsewhere such as the low back and knees. However, when the hip is hurting compensations will likely abound, contributing to possible pain and dysfunction in joints above and below. Saying that your hips are important for function is an understatement. Whether you are having hip and thigh pain walking, during that long ride home from work, or when performing a squat at the gym, let us perform a proper evaluation of that nagging pain before it turns into something more.