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A 40-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if i have a shooting pain starting in my hip and running down my leg?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Sciatica: A common cause for the type of "shooting pain" described is an injury to the sciatic nerve. Anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy are common treatments for nerve injuries, but the best treatment is to start off with a trip to a neurologist's office for an evaluation.
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 58 years experience
Sciatica: But that just describes. Please consult your doc to nail cause. It may be serious.
Last updated May 11, 2016

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