U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
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


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.