Hi midnat, I agree with smurfyshadow to! I to had debilitating hip pain that started in rt.hip
I was told it was bursitis or inflamation of the bursa sac around the trochanter I had inflamed it using an exercise bike. the next day on a walk it snapped and "went out" i couldnt put any
weight on it or the same excrutiating pain would happen. The DR. i went to said same thing
cortisone shot. long story short my other hip did same thing and i went to another DR. who dx me with autoimune condition and sent me to a rheumatologist. i learned that my hip problem was the begining symtoms of my dx. for me it was a simple blood test that the first DR refused to take he said i was to young for arthritis of any kind. I got rid of him!