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Palmyra, MO
A 58-year-old female asked:

what could cause a sharp pain at the top of left leg, right at the crease.. it comes and goes and does not last long but it very sharp.

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Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 50 years experience
Nerve irritation: Nerve irritation pain is very sharp and the nerve root irritation usually is in the back even though it is felt only in the leg. Other symptoms of nerve irritation are numbness, pins and needles and shooting pains. Muscle problems related to nerve irritation is usually that of stiffness, tightness, aching with muscle tenderness. Please consult with your family dr..

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Last updated Mar 31, 2013

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