Have they done and Arthrogram on your hip? This is where they inject a contrast dye directly into the hip joint and then immediately do a MRI on your hip. This will then show any tears in the cartilage and any deformities of the bone or the hip joint. you could have impingement, but you also could have Labral tears, or a host of other things. Anyway the Arthrogram MRI would be the best thing to have to show if it is in your hip or not. Also have they tried a steroid injection in to your hip joint, that is also another indicator if it is your hip that is the problem, I know the last one I had I got about 3 to 5 days of good relief from the injection so the injections do not last but they do indicate that if you get relief that the hip is your problem. If it is not your hip it could be that your pain is caused by a problem with your lower back. Have they checked that out thoroughly?
I do hope you can find some answers to your broblem, Good Luck to you!
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