Over the past 6 weeks my hips have become so painful that I am finding it increasingly difficult to walk without imitating a penguin. It is very hard to stand up and start walking and I am in constant pain.Going up and down stairs is agonising. Because this has had such a rapid onset and advance I can't believe it is arthritis but it is giving me the $hits because I'm afraid I've got some weird disease that will stop me walking. I know I need to go to my GP and will do so when I get back to England but meanwhile I wondered if anyone else had experienced this and could re-assure me that I am not going to be in a motorised buggy before I can say Jack Robinson .Apart from this, my neck hurts and my coccyx. In fact I seem to hurt all over. This is peeing me off more than somewhat especially since I have always been very active and up till a year or so ago was walking between 5 and 10 miles a day without so much as a twinge.