It feels restricting and a relief when it cracks. But I’m not sure if its good for me? I might also have hip impingement
Sounds like a situation to see a practitioner.
Especially if there are a couple things going on.
Finding out exactly what is going on will allow a plan to improve the situation to get formed.
Work on anterior and posterior hip capsule. And do some lateral hip distractions as well. Plus the position you describes is not a functional position so you should be spending a lot of time in the position. Mobilize the capsule and clear full range of motion and that should decrease that.