Hello, I'm Dr. Donald Ozello of Championship Chiropractic for LIVESTRONG.com. Today, I'm going to be speaking about how to strengthen the leg muscles when you have hip soreness. Strengthening your leg muscles when you have a sore hip can be quite difficult but it is not impossible. A few things you have to keep in mind. Never perform any exercises that increase your symptoms or elicit symptoms. Also, proper technique is vital. Do these exercises to a point where you've practiced them and practiced them over and over again so that your technique is flawless. Two simple exercises that you can do in a seated position so you are not weight bearing and you are putting less pressure on the hip can be performed with a therapy band. Now I'm going to take the band and I'm going to wrap it around my left foot or I should say my left ankle and I'm going to perform an exercise that is going to help strengthen up the inner thigh. It is a very simple exercise. As I said before I'm seated, I have my leg almost straight, not completely straight and I'm just going to be bringing it over towards the center. I can feel it in those inner thigh muscles. This will help to strengthen up the large muscles in the medial aspect of the thigh. The next one is actually going in the opposite direction. We're going to be strengthening up the outside or lateral aspect of the thigh. This one as you can see I have it wrapped around my opposite leg. I've put the leg out straight. I just bring it to the outside, nice and simple. Start in the neutral position where your leg is not crossed over the opposite side but starting right in the center and move to the outside. You will feel a good contraction in the outer part of the thigh.