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AvatarAndrew Ellis
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Things sound like they aren’t right when you have that L leg in hip flexion. So hypothesis then goes tightness in front v. weakness in back or both, esp if the orthopedist has cleared the joint itself (what imaging was done, could you possibly get a 2nd opinion?). 

Can you do a modified hip flexor stretch without the numbness and tingling (i.e. don’t put your lower leg against a wall, just do the samson stretch)? Strong stretching sensations would be ok (although you probably won’t be able to hold it as long) but there shouldn’t be any nervy pain (burning/tingling/numbness).
With your last paragraph (the bridge test reduces the clicking), I’d say you have a weakness in the glutes/post chain that allows your hip to impinge when flexed. Think hip extensions,bridges progressing to weighted lunges/pistols/etc.