Sudden Leg/Hip Pain Woke Me Up, what is happening?

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When I went to bed, I felt fine. In fact, I felt great! I was finally feeling better (after 2 weeks battling bronchitis) & I had just hula hooped in the park that afternoon to celebrate. BUT around 4am, while I was lying in my usual fetal position on my left side, I was awakened by a sudden extreme pain in my right thigh where my leg & hip connect. I thought: maybe it's the way I'm laying? So I tried to lay on my back. No luck. The pain only intensifies. My instinct was to go find my muscle rub. Limping around for a few minutes (I couldn't put any weight on it), and unable to locate said muscle rub, I grabbed my heating pad and wrapped my leg in it for some temporary relief. That's where I am now. I have a big day on my feet tomorrow, but I can barely walk right now. What is happening & do I need to see a doctor?

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    I don't want to sound glib or unsympathetic but perhaps hula hooping was not such a good idea. From what I remember of watching children doing it seems to me that it would be all too easy to do some back damage and that could cause pain to almost anywhere.

    I once crippled myself leaning into my wood cupboard for a log. Not a very heavy log but just an unlucky position. An osteopath miraculously put everything back in the right place. Pain gone.

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