Our hips are put through a lot. They support our weight, provide us freedom of movement, and let us bend, leap, and pivot. They take up the stress from sports and exercise, as well as the effects of daily tasks like walking and lifting. Considering all of this, it should come as no surprise that a large number of Canadians have hip discomfort sometimes. Depending on the underlying reason, hip pain can be felt in one of three locations: the front, rear, or sides of the hip. Of course, the underlying issue also affects how much and how long the pain lasts.