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Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
Nerve irritation: Usually "electric shock" type pains have a component of nerve irritation involved.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Nerves: It is usually ittitaion of a nerve.

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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See your doctor: Some items causing such symptoms can have serious consequences and need immediate attention, such as temporal arteritis. As it is not feasible to prov ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Kohl
20 years experience Family Medicine
Nerve pain: Pain described as a "shocking" sensation is often due to nerves. Nerve problems can be caused by several disease processes; you should see your docto ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
49 years experience Critical Care
No simple answer: At age 21, few serious medical problems can cause the kind of pain you describe. But most chest pain in a young health person is not life threatening. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Shocking pains: The most common cause of such "shocking" pains is transient pressure on the nerve roots as they emerge from between the disks of the vertebral column. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Nerve pain: A nerve is being pinched and possibly from your repetitive typing activities. Try soaking your hand in warm water when you get home from work and avo ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Abnormal lumps: Should be seen by a doctor. One possibility are plantar fibromas.. These may or may not cause pain but usually don't cause numbness. You may have a co ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Get checked for: Pinched nerve, inflammation of nerve and muscle, thyroid problem, diabetes and autoimmune condition. Take care!
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A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katherine Caldwell
17 years experience General Practice
Pinched nerve: Your description sounds like it could be a pinched nerve coming out between the vertebrae in the upper spine. Perhaps working with a physical therapis ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
18 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Facet joints: When you ride a bike your neck is in extension. This places increased force on the neck joints (also known as facets). This can irritate the medial ... Read More

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