Hips and thighs are often the sources of discontent. If youre a woman, youve probably cursed them when life led to weight gain; if youre of the male persuasion, injured muscles or bursitis may have caused your complaints. But, did you know that the hips and thighs, when working together, could actually liberate you from arthritis pain? Your hips and thighs are the powerhouse that drive you forward and help keep your knees and feet in proper working order. Strengthening these can ease pressure and pain in your joints, according to Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy physical therapist Elizabeth Narducci, DPT.