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Has anyone determined a cause for the tightness you are experiencing?
It sounds like the people you have seen are going after symptoms, but not what is causing the symptoms.
The symptoms will continue or continue to display new symptoms until the cause is addressed.
Have you looked upstream/downstream of the issue?
IT Band/ Hip flexor episodes
Episode 361: Pathomechanics and IT Band Hell Part 1


Episode 361: Pathomechanics and IT Band Hell Part 2
Episode 361: Pathomechanics and IT Band Hell Part 3
Episode 61: IT Band Hell, And Help…
Pro Episode # 35 – MWod Pro-User Request Friday: The IT Band Primer
Episode 142: Tight IT Band and Hip Flexor Fix: Runners?
Episdoe 23: Runner’s Legs

How long did you stay with a treatment?
It could take a few weeks to start to see a change. Some will depend on how long you have had the issue and how it is being addressed. Have you done the treatments alone or is there someone who can check that you have proper positioning etc?
It doesn’t sound like a mobility issue.
“relatively good mobility” how are they defining this term?
This wording shows there is room for improvement with mobility.

If you aren’t seeing improvements with the supplements you take are you still them?
What is your nutrition like?
This is a place that can have significant impact.
I would recommend getting blood work done so you can identify if you have low levels anywhere.
I recommend contacting Wellness FX they have a few different packages available and you consult with a doctor you choose from their network.
Have you considered seeing a chiropractor?
An adjustment may realign your hips/pelvis and solve the difference in leg length.
Knee Pain? Got Full Knee Power/Range of Motion/Potential–Terminal Knee Extension Part 1
Knee Pain? Got Full Knee Power/Range of Motion/Potential–Terminal Knee Extension Part 2
Knee Pain? Got Full Knee Power/Range of Motion/Potential–Terminal Knee Extension Part 3

Posture
Why Sitting Wrecks Your Mad Hip Action
Episode 274: The Standing Athlete
Episode 251: High Skilled Sitting/Abdominal Bracing

Episode 187: Death by Chair. How Much Do Actually Sit?
Episode 88: Desk Athlete Hip Rescue