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shooting pain down front of leg

A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
RLE shooting pain: Lumbar radiculopathy, diabetic amyotrophy, compartment syndrome, and less likely vascular (ischemia or claudication) and nerve entrapment or compressi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Spinal problem.: With all that put together, my first thought would be an issue with your spine, perhaps a disc herniation or spinal stenosis. You may benefit from an ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly a sciatica: A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs down the leg like you are describing. There are also ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Carl Spivak
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes : Yes i would recommend you seeing your primary care doctor. You may benefit from anti-inflammatory and physical therapy. If it does not improve then ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Numbness and pain: You have a nerve impingement. Consult a back specialist for help and possible physiotherapy
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Radiculopathy : Description of shooting pain down a leg is most commonly caused by irritation of long nerve(s) stemming from the lower back, called lumbar or lumbosac ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Leg Pain: Exercise may be the answer to stopping your leg pain depending of the cause. Unfortunately "shooting pain down the back of the leg" does not give the ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Back or muscle: Could be a back problem or it could be muscle pain.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Naftulin
34 years experience Pain Management
It depends.: One of the most common causes of these symptoms in a person your age is sciatica. Sciatica simply means leg pain from a low back problem. The nerves l ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depending: Upon the extent of the pain in your leg and the activities provoking it you may have irritated a lumbar nerve root. You may want to see your doctor o ... Read More

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