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what does it mean when you have shap pain down your legs

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
18 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Multiple reasons: A sharp pain radiating into the leg can be indicative of multiple problems including a strained muscle, a pinched nerve, tendonitis, neuropathy (a pro ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Several possible : Causes including a disc herniation or annular tear of a disc. Peripheral vascular disease & spinal stenosis can cause pain into leg mimicking sciatic ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Vague symptom: A good exam and more thorough history by a dr. May help you best find an answer. Conditions that cause a "warm rushing feeling running down your leg ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
16 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nerve pain: Shooting pain usually comes from nerve irritation. There are multiple places where this could occur. A physiatrist (doctor of physical medicine and ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Nerve: Most likely. See your doc for eval.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Katz
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Sciatica: What kind of study did you have. The term Vertebra popped is very atypical. It sounds like what you are describing is an MRI or possibly CT showing a ... Read More
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 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 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Nerve compression: This can be a sign of nerve compression. I would see a physician regarding this in order to get a diagnosis and treatment plan (can be quite varied de ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
18 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Back or Hip: There are many causes of low back pain and hip pain. Often they are related. A bad hip can cause buttock, groin, and/or thigh pain. Sometimes a pin ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
29 years experience Pain Management
Sciatica: sounds like you're describing sciatica quite well. Perhaps anti-inflammatory medications and gentle stretching should take care of it. Otherwise pleas ... Read More

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