It sounds like you might have either strained an abductor muscle or possibly have irritated your IT band (illiotibial band) syndrome, a fascial sheath that runs from your hip to the outside of your knee. Have you been recently hiking, running or walking on an uneven surface? That can lead to a tight or inflamed IT band. I recommend gentle icing, resting and elevation. Once the pain decreases, try some gentle hip-opening stretches.
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