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Can be stuck by lightning be the cause of arthritis in joints, pain in hip?

Recently 6 mos. ago I fell on my left hip and have been in a lot of pain dr.'s say that it is arthritis in the joint and I need to have a hip replacement but this happened at work so they are trying to blame arthritis. But also 3.5 years ago I was stuck by lightning on the job also could this be the cause of the arthritis/ Please help
Mon, 20 Jan 2014
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Hi, welcome to our site. I am Dr Saumya Mittal.

Read your query. That is a very significant question and i appreciate your problem. I will try my best to answer your query
have a fracture

First lightening does not cause any arthritis.
Second, if you are required to have a replacement, you probably

I am assuming what they are saying is that you fell because you had arthritis.
that on cue as always.
Did you have even the faintest of clue of the following symptoms-
localized weakness
sudden weakness
chest heaviness

I hope this helps you. Inform the reports mentioned above so i can be of help further. Best of luck.

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