X-rays came back clean. No noticeable degeneration or malformation of the femur heads or hip socket! HURRAY!!!!!!
Now then, that means that this is soft tissue, so that still has to be sorted out. But at least I know one thing its NOT and that is important.
I'll be getting a dr's appointment and getting a scrip for some pysio and evaluation. Maybe a gait analysis as well - since that may be one of the problems that has contributed. But - this is all speculation, so I'll leave it for the professionals.
However, now I don't have to think about my joint grinding away while I'm walking!!! YAY!
Happy 4th of July to you all.