About 3 weeks ago, I noticed pain from deep within my right hip when doing single-leg press with large ROM (I have very good lower body flexibility).
I thought nothing of it since it doesn’t hurt at all except during very specific movements. I noticed pain when mounting my bike (lifting the leg and externally rotating to swing it over the top tube of the bike. Basically it hurts when I try to do something like this: http://cf.ltkcdn.net/yoga/images/std/113716-281x425-Learnhowtobalanceononeleginyoga.jpg
I’m on 5/3/1 and my hip hurts on squats that are anything wider than shoulder width apart (again, that external rotation is the key). I do conventional deadlifts so squat days are the only days when pain is apparent and an obstacle.
I though it might be anterior, but foam rolling and lax ball do not reach it. It feels like it is coming from deep within the hip, which causes me to worry (if it’s a cartilage or joint issues, I may need surgery).
I’ve searched the web for advice, but most people just tell me to stretch my hip flexor, which don’t do shit (again, the pain is far deeper within the hip for a simple hip flexor stretch or foam rolling to solve. I’ve also been told to rest it, but I notice no improvement even after two weeks of skipping hip movements.
I want to see a sports doctor or chiropractor, but I’m a student and dead broke. Need to exhaust all my options first before considering a trip to the doctor.