Thanks for the info. I'm already doing so damn much rehab, prehab, weekly trips to the physiotherapy doc, icing two times a day, stretches 3 times a day, ART, etc.
After reading your response, it sounds like it is one more thing I have to add to the list. Honestly, I'm not good enough to do that. The rehab is taking up an hour of my damn day, just to lift, and I may just be done.
I don't have access to an SSB bar, and I've considered high bar squats. But, honestly, I think my body is just yelling at me to stop. 3 years of pain takes a lot out of ya.
I know there is rarely a "do this and you will be fixed" solution, like there was with my back (just switched to sumo to avoid hurting myself every other week), but I was just sort of feeling it out. Your response of "do these 6 things to help it but it won't go away", although accurate, is not what I was looking for. That is me basically saying thanks, but I think I'm just gonna quit instead, as bad as that sounds.
3 years of pain, quality of life issues, overweight, changing my schedule to lift, skipping family trips to compete, etc has caught up to me. like I said, I'm not good enough to change my life for this hobby anymore, and honestly, I wont' be able to train at my gym anymore soon (not enough time to do a squat session anymore and I lift during my lunch hour).
Too bad also, I just bought the Titan Olympian shoes for $250, used them for a week, bleh.