Well, I started having the same pain in the OTHER hip, which freaked me out. I couldn't get an appointment with my surgeon for six weeks so my GP ordered physical therapy and an MRI.
Good news: the MRI showed no tears in any muscles.
Bad news: the MRI showed a 1.4 cm area in the femur which looked like a tumor.
So I was already freaking out thinking I tore my other gluteus medius and then I started COMPLETELY wigging out that I had bone cancer or something. My brain ran through every awful scenario in the world. It was not fun.
Yesterday I finally had my orthopedic surgeon appointment. The spot on the MRI looks harmless, phewwwwwwwwwwwwwww. I have to have another MRI to monitor it in six months, but it looks like it's fine. I am so so so relieved.
I do have a sprained greater trochanter muscle so I'm on bed rest for two weeks. No big deal as I am pretty much the world's greatest expert on bed rest. This is a similar problem to my issue on my left side, but this will most likely resolve itself without surgery, again, phewwww.
Look how cool the screw in my right hip is, though!
I have more internal pictures of my body than external ones at this point. Let's hope this is the tail end of this ridiculous hip crap. I feel like a German shepherd that needs to be put down.