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Episode of severe hip pain with chills, tremors causing clenched fists, difficulty in standing, fatigue, history of arthritic pneumonia. Conclusion?

Last night while at work transcribing at the hospital, my hip began hurting severely (same hip that I use to operate the foot pedal while transcribing...been doing this job for 20 years part time) to the point I had to stop working. Then it was difficult to stand/walk. During this, I had the chills and could not stop shaking and my fists kept clenching. This lasted for about 30 min. It is next day and I still have dull pain in hip, but chills are gone. However, I am extremely fatigued. I have a past history of arthritic pneumonia .
Asked On : Wed, 3 Oct 2012
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Good evening . From what you describe, it is a sudden onset pain in the hip and since it occurred while you were doing the job, it is possible that you may have sprained it at a wrong angle. As we grow old, the ligaments and the tendons tend to wear off and are more susceptible to strain. The chills you describe could have been body s response to acute pain episode. You need to rest your hip joint for a couple of days and try some analgesics. If needed, get an x ray done to see if the joint space is normal( considering your past history). Since it is an acute episode, we need to wait and watch. If it doesnt improve we will need to investigate it further. Hope the information was useful
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