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A 51-year-old female asked:

i have sharp shooting pain in my left inner thigh just above knee what is that?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Shooting pains: Without a good History and physical/clinical exam it is tough to say. Common causes could include arthritis, a pinching nerve, phlebitis, muscle strain, etc. etc. Get the area assessed by a good health care provider. Best wishes.
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Many causes: Such pains can be due to many reasons including radiculopathy, diabetic neuropathy, nerve compression, systemic disease, vitamin deficiency, and alcoholism. If it becomes more bothersome or you experience new symptoms, see your primary care physician. Take a detailed account of these episodes (timing, duration, associated factors, etc). http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm

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