Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
My wife has had both hips replaced (and 1 knee). In her case, the hip pain was bad enough that it interfered with her walking, she had to use a cain. Now, no pain, no crutches, no issues. She doesn't ride though.
My point being, if you are experiencing issues and it is only when riding I'd look at something with the riding but if the pain exists when doing other things (waking, sleeping, walking stairs, running, swimming, pretty much any major activity) then I'd suspect that there may be issues with your joints.