Whacked my outer hip / trochanter area 3 times in 3 weeks (bikes). The first 2 impacts led to moderate bruising and limping for a few days. The 3rd impact was the lightest of the 3, but a month later and I still can't walk up stairs without using a handrail and occasionally I'll just be walking and all of a sudden it feels like my leg pops out of the joint and stabs me in the side of the hip. Climbing isn't affected too much but dropping down hurts.
I'm not looking for a diagnosis but a good physio who knows hips, preferably in Leeds or surrounding areas. Google returns plenty of options, but I don't know how to tell a good one from a bad one (I assume if they offer services like accupuncture, then it's probably the later). I've been to physio's about other problems in the past with not very good results, so I'm slightly skeptical.