While cruising the pet supply isle I found a wonderful dog toy made by Hartz. It's a hard nylon-plastic type ball with little clover-leaf shaped nubs projecting from it. I thought, "AH HA - accupressure". I bought the thing and placed it in a thin sock (it says it's flavored but I can't smell anything-but I do have a dog in the house). When I get my hip, butt and leg pains I place the ball under the offending spot and lay on it until the pain subsides. Then I move it on the next point. It usually only take a few minutes to elimate the pain. Give it a try and let me know if it works for you as well!!