You are doing great, Snowgen!
I am sssllllooooooowllyyy creeping back into fitness activities. My spouse hasn't been able to exercise since she hurt her knee in early December, so I'm going it alone.
During January, my upper hip/torso really began hurting me. It sucks, since I sleep on my side and the OTHER hip doesn't want to hold my weight all night. Trying to sleep on my back again...
I began doing some of my old physical therapy stretches and have added a trochanter stretch that hurts like h---. I have also begun doing some of the lesser exercises, like walking. Anyway, it seems to be unlocking the joint. Maybe I NEED to keep moving the body to PREVENT this sort of thing... I didn't exercise at all for a couple of weeks after Xmas, and that was when the current round of pain started!