Thank-you for your insight, It's very frustrating when your child complains of pain, four Dr.'s and thousands of dollars later still no solutions. The last orthopedic we saw ordered MRI of her knees, hip and pelvis and said all looked normal. So now we are on the trail of the hip specialist. I will do some research into SCFE and see where this trail leads us. Thank-you again
In the human body the irritation of a joint is often felt in a location other than the joint itself. Bery commonly lower back pain may be felt in the hip and hip pain is felt near or at the knee.
In pediatrics I was taught to religiously X-ray any painful joint in a child and well as doing a couple blood tests.
In a 13-14 year old I would worry about a condition called Slipped Capitol Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE). This happens right around puberty, often in overweight kids (but not necessarily) and occurs in activities where they jump and land hard. It is a slippage of the growth plate of the femoral head. It should have been seen in X-rays.
I absolutely would pursue this with a hip specialist. She is still growing, and we can hope this is just a tightness from an old injury, but a full evaluation is needed.