EMILY0724: My first suggestion would be for you to see a doctor, especially one who deals with sports injuries, if that is possible.
As far as foam rollers go, I thought maybe they were gimmicks. But I did quite a bit of research and then bought a black one. I had been having, a few months ago, intermittent hip pain, in both hips, but primarily in the left hip. At times it was severe enough that I could not sleep on my side. I began using the foam roller, and at first it was both somewhat painful and definitely uncomfortable. However, now I have had no severe hip pain; when I feel my hips starting to tighten up, I just do a few minutes on the foam roller, including doing my back, thighs, calves, and hips.
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