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After sprinting I have leg pain and a sharp pain in my side what does that mean?

After sprinting I have leg pain and a sharp pain in my side what does that mean?

Need an exam: Many causes. Most innocent. But there could a serious unerlying cause. ...Read more

Dr. Nolan Segal
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I woke up in the middle of the night with a sharp pain in my back leg. Pain went away after 10 minutes now the pain is back but it's my whole leg now?

I woke up in the middle of the night with a sharp pain in my back leg. Pain went away after 10 minutes now the pain is back but it's my whole leg now?

Nerve or Vascular: Question is whether this is chronic or just an incident. The description of "sharp" pain while laying down may be related to position and the result of a nerve compression. However, another considering is that this could be vascular related the result of a clot and/or restriction of blood flow. Talk to your primary care physician either way, but if chronic, consider urgent care/er. ...Read more

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Did deadlifts 2 months ago & had severe back pain 2 wk. Now mild chronic pain. Get sharp pain from spine across back if do deadlift, no leg pain. Other weight exercise ok. Can pulled muscle take +8 weeks to heal?

Did deadlifts 2 months ago & had severe back pain 2 wk. Now mild chronic pain. Get sharp pain from spine across back if do deadlift, no leg pain. Other weight exercise ok. Can pulled muscle take +8 weeks to heal?

Avoid Deadlift: Usually exercises where you are flexed and having to lift heavy weights will make a disc herniations worse. Avoid bending at the waist with weights in hand and avoid twisting motions as well. Yes it can take up to 8 weeks for muscles to heal and can take up to 6months or longer for disc herniations to heal. Be careful. ...Read more

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I have been having sharp pain in my right temple area for a few years now & am now having them in my left temple area as well. I am now having mild leg pain & tingling in both feet. Should I be concerned? Also, my previous doctor did nothing for another h

The: The best way to approach most doctors about new concerns is to set up an appointment to discuss only the new concern, not other chronic problems. This can be done by telling the schedule something like "i need to see dr. Smith for a new problem. The new problem is headache."

while waiting for the appointment, it is a good idea to think about the most accurate answers to questions the doctors is likely to ask. These questions include:
when did the problem start?
What happened around that time that could have caused the problem (injury, illness, medication changes).
What does the problem (such as pain) feel like? (for pain, answers could be things like throbbing, sharp, dull, constant, cold, burning, shooting.)
where is the problem?
What other things do you feel when you have the problem? (for example, numbness, tingling, weakness, nausea, blindess, neck pain, etc.)
does the problem happen all at once, or does it start gradually?
Does the problem happen all the time, once a day, several times a day, once a week...?
Does the problem happen at certain times of the day?
How long does the problem last?
What makes the problem worse?
What makes it better?

Most doctors would be able to quickly and efficiently respond to a patient who says:

"since I was 14, about 20 years now, I have had headaches that begin gradually, and are either right sided or left sided, and mostly on the front and in the back of my head. The pain feels like throbbing, and it gets severe. When I have the headache, I feel sick to my stomach and sometimes I throw up. Sometimes, even before the pain starts, I get a black spot in my vision. The headaches get worse when I do things like walk on the treadmill. I really just want to lie down in a dark, quiet room with a cold cloth on my forehead. I get these headaches about 4 times a month, and they last for 5 hours or more. Sometimes Excedrin helps, but most times the only thing that helps is going to bed."

most doctors would be very concerned if a colleague who heard the above story from a patient did not know the exact diagnosis, even before an examination.

At the appointment, it is a good idea to politely steer the direction of the appointment in the intended direction. An example could be "hello dr. Smith, I know I usually see you for my diabetes, fibromyalgia, and high blood pressure, but today I wanted to talk only about a new problem."

it seems to help most people if they think about going to the doctor in the same way they think about taking their car to the mechanic. ...Read more

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When doing pelvic floor exercises I sometimes get sharp pain in back or sciatica pain running down leg? I have no spine problems.

When doing pelvic floor exercises I sometimes get sharp pain in back or sciatica pain running down leg? I have no spine problems.

Sciatic nerve: The sciatic nerve comes out of an area of the pelvic floor muscles. If you are contracting these muscles or if they are inflamed / irritated the sciatic nerve can be irritated. Stretching and chiropractic would be helpful. Also, there are Physical Therapists specifically trained to improve pelvic floor tone. ...Read more

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Sprinter with severe aching pains in left hip and severe sharp pain in quad while running. Quad pain dissolves with rest. Hip pain progresses.

Sprinter with severe aching pains in left hip and severe sharp pain in quad while running. Quad pain dissolves with rest. Hip pain progresses.

U R a minor but U--: -need an answer. U must share this with Ur parents! Quad pain may B due 2 overuse, or 2 rapid elevation of Ur program. B sure U have a day of rest after a hard workout. Hip pain is more of a worry. There R conditions such as femoral acetbular impingement, or poor acetabular coverage of the femoral head. A fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon may B able 2 help. Hands on xam+images. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u have sharp pain in ur leg?

What does it mean when u have sharp pain in ur leg?

Possibly a sciatica: A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs down the leg like you are describing. There are also potentially other causes as well. Usually a detailed history and exam can determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What foes it mean when there's a sharp pain shoots down your leg?

Nerve pain: Shooting pain usually comes from nerve irritation. There are multiple places where this could occur. A physiatrist (doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation) can determine the cause, make recommendations for prevention, and treat it, if necessary. ...Read more

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I am experiencing intense sharp pain on my right side at the top of my leg. What are the possible reasons for this?

Possible hip issue: If the pain is in the front of the leg, it may be a hip issue. On the back of the leg, it is likely a lower back issue. Tendinitis and bursitis are also possible. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What does sharp pain in the back of your leg mean?

What does sharp pain in the back of your leg mean?

Possible blood clot: It could be a pulled muscle, but if it is in the back of your calf, you should get an ultrasound done to rule out a blood clot, especially if you are on birth control (if female) or smoke or sit stationary or lie down a lot. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you get a sharp pain down your right leg?

What does it mean if you get a sharp pain down your right leg?

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 problem with the nerves in the legs), or blood flow issues. The ways to determine the cause is to figure out what makes the symptoms better & worse and a physical examination. Don't hesitate to ask if you have a more specific question! ...Read more

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Sharp pain on my right side, hurts more when using right leg. Feels better when lying on left side?

Sharp pain on my right side, hurts more when using right leg. Feels better when lying on left side?

Uncertain: Your question is vague

WHere exactly does it hurt on the right side?
Is it on the Righ foot, knee, leg, hip or arm?

Does it hurt when you walk, run or climb stairs?

Your pain is most likely musculoskeletal, but further information is needed to further refine the answer. ...Read more

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I have a once in a blue moon sharp leg pain on the side of my leg jst below knee bu on side of my leg?

I have a once in a blue moon sharp leg pain on the side of my leg jst below knee bu on side of my leg?

No?: That's a statement not a question. Even that is very vague. A much more detailed? Is needed. Is it related 2 an activity, weather, exact location, ache or tender 2 touch, related 2 moving the knee. If u get 2 an orthopedic surg when it's sore an exam will b the best way to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does a Sharp pain when leg is extended mean? Leg was hit with other leg while jumping on trampoline.

More info needed: More information is needed about the location of the leg pain. Your injury appears to be a muscle contusion where it was struck. Another possibility is a leg muscle strain or a sprained ankle or knee. Extending the leg may aggravate all these injuries. Treat with rest, cold applications on and off for two days and then switch to intermittent heat. Advil or Aleve (naproxen) may help. See your MD as needed. ...Read more

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What does a sharp pain/ice cold sensation on a leg with chronic venous insufficiency mean, that also gets worse upon touching?

What does a sharp pain/ice cold sensation on a leg with chronic venous insufficiency mean, that also gets worse upon touching?

Depends: Venous disease causes many diffeent symptoms. If you have painful vv with palpation, this likely indicates ongoing inflammation related to too much pressure from valvular incompetence. ...Read more

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What does sharp pain in leg and tingly sensation in arch of foot mean?

Nerve: What you are describing sounds like an injury to a nerve or compression of a nerve. If it persists it needs to be examined to find the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What is the once in a blue moon sharp pain I am getting on the side of my leg by the fibula bone?

Hard to know: It may be a sign of a mild tendinitis or bursitis in the area or it may reflect pain radiating from another area like the lower spine or hip. If persists see and orthopedist. ...Read more

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I am a power lifter and I was squatting and I had a sharp pain in my lower back on the right side, now when I lift my leg it hurts a lot?

Disc herniation?: It is possible that you injured a disc. There is risk with lifting heavy weights and back injuries. Take a rest from training and avoid lifting heavy items and especially twisting simultaneously. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. I have pain right lower side of my back. The only way I can explain is like a tightness and sharp pain when I move my leg or neck downwards?

Low back pain: This low back pain, if not due to an obvious injury, could be due to muscular, bone, ligament, or disk origins. Strain or inflammation are common causes and an intervertebral bulging disk or spur pressing on a nerve root at the spine can produce low back and leg discomfort. Symptoms should improve with rest, cold or warm applications and anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve (naproxen). See MD if ...Read more

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I have been having a small sharp pain on the inner side of my left calf. I also get some aching behind my leg at times too. This has been about a week?

I have been having a small sharp pain on the inner side of my left calf. I also get some aching behind my leg at times too. This has been about a week?

Calf pain: If you have abnormal swelling, Left side bigger than the right, and pain it is possible you may have a DVT (deep venous thrombosis). I would go to your PCP and obtain a venous ultrasound to evaluate for a venous blood clot. If this is the case you will need to be on blood thinners for about 3 months. Get checked now. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain going down my keft leg........ When I get up from sitting or laying I am having sharp pains shooting down my left leg, it starts in my lower back on the left side just below my waistline and shoots down my left leg and it hurts more wher

You: You may have ruptured disk. I would recommend seeing a physical therapist, but if you can not afford it you could try to look up mckenzie exercises on youtube. If it worsens or does not improve you should really see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain that starts on the inner side of my foot and it shoots up leg. The pain comes and goes in episodes. What is causing this?

Needs to be seen.: It's better to be seen, examined to be more accurate. Radiating pain from foot to leg is most commonly caused by a nerve stimulated by inflammation or external pressure. Probbly an x ray will be needed besides a good examination. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in chest when inhaling or lying on side and aching pain in left leg... what could it be?

Sharp pain in chest when inhaling or lying on side and aching pain in left leg... what could it be?

Go to Emergency.: You need to go to ED. You are describing a chest pain with musculoskeletal or pleuratic features. Given the combo of left leg pain with this Chest pain I'm worried that is a clot. It could be a coincident to have both but I think this could be serious and you need to go to the ED. Especially if you have leg swelling or redness or you smoke or obese or takes contraceptive or have family hx of clot. ...Read more

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My daughter was walking and started to feel a sharp pain on the side of her knee. She said It hurts when she unbends her leg and walk.?

My daughter was walking and started to feel a sharp pain on the side of her knee. She said It hurts when she unbends her leg and walk.?

Orthopaedics consult: Your daughter will benefit from a full physical exam from an orthopaedic surgeon in clinic. Did she have an injury? The history of feeling a sticking and then having some pain when unbending ones leg and standing up to walk may point to a gel phenomenon related to a meniscus tear inside the knee. However, it is best to recommend a full physical exam in person to ascertain the cause of her pain. ...Read more

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I was having a sharp pain in my lower back going into my leg yesterday and today I woke up nauseas and with back pain on both sides. What is this?

I was having a sharp pain in my lower back going into my leg yesterday and today I woke up nauseas and with back pain on both sides. What is this?

Low back pain: Headache, nausea and feeling sick is not associated with back and leg pain due to a herniated disc. However a ruptured appendix or other problem in the belly can have back and leg pain. See your doctor or go to the emergency room if fever ensues. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for a sharp pain on the left side under the rib cage and radiates torward left leg and lower back?

A herniated disk: In the lumbar spine can give you this kind of pain by pressing on the nerves that go to your side and to your leg. Best thing for you to do is see a pain physician for a history, physical exam, imaging and a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I am a 26 year old, F, I am having sharp pain on the left side of my chest that hurts more when I breathe. It also radiates down to left leg. 3x a day.

I am a 26 year old, F, I am having sharp pain on the left side of my chest that hurts more when I breathe. It also radiates down to left leg. 3x a day.

See a doctor: If you are worried, see or at least speak with your doctor. Go to an er if you don't have a doctor. I am a psychologist and not a medical doctor, but it sounds like you may need some live advice & I'm just here on my computer and wanted to respond quickly. ...Read more

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My daughter was walking and started to feel a sharp pain in her right leg on the side of her knee. It hurts when she unbends her leg & when she walks.

I would recommend: That she see her primary care doctor or an orthopedist tomorrow. You can try ice and elevation to relieve any swelling that might be there. She can also take ibuprofen for the pain and swelling. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get sharp pain with burning followed by itching in your upper leg behind knee?

What does it mean when you get sharp pain with burning followed by itching in your upper leg behind knee?

Nerve: Difficult to tell with such little history but off the top of my head, burning and itching tend to indicate the nerves in your back or leg as the cause. Your doc may examine your back and so some range do motion and lower leg testing in exam. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with chylmadia. Just finished meds for pid. Since this morning have sharp pain on left side of groin and goes down thigh of leg. Cause?

Need revaluation: On occasion pid does not resolve as expected and can actually evolve into a tubo-ovarian abscess. I am not saying you have this, only that it is a possible source for your pain. Call your doctor and get re-evaluated very soon, if you are febrile or having incresing pain you may need to go to the er. ...Read more

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Hello, I am 22 and while playing basketball I landed heel first with my leg straight and a sharp pain with up that side of my back. It hurts to sleep.

Hello, I am 22 and while playing basketball I landed heel first with my leg straight and a sharp pain with up that side of my back. It hurts to sleep.

See U PCP: For evaluation and work up, if no serious injury, he can refer u to may therapist and recommend sime over the counter medication. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain in lower left abdomen, on left side of lower back, and on left leg down to the knee?

What causes sharp pain in lower left abdomen, on left side of lower back, and on left leg down to the knee?

Pinched nerve: Sometimes this pain can be caused by a pinched or irritated nerve. Sometimes a pulled muscle can also cause this type of pain. If it persists or worsens seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in right side crease area where thigh meets groin. Loss of full range of motion-can't move leg up to put socks on. Pain for months now.

Groin pain: The commonest cause of lingering groin discomfort is strain or injury of the inguinal ligament which takes many months to heal. Do you recall any strain of the groin area in the past? Occasionally pain in the groin is referred from a hip joint problem. I recommend an examination by a general surgeon to check for hernia or evidence of ligament or hip pathology. ...Read more

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Pain from ankle to mid calf when dragging my finger up the side of my leg? Like a sharp pain - did homans sign nopain when dorsiflex but planterflex?

Pain from ankle to mid calf when dragging my finger up the side of my leg? Like a sharp pain - did homans sign nopain when dorsiflex but planterflex?

Tendinitis: What you are describing sounds like a soft tissue inflammation. This could be a tendinitis of the peroneal tendons if on outside or lateral side of leg. Tendonitis usually present as a sharp pain. There may or may not be a relationship between the leg pain and your other conditions. See your family doctor first and explain all the conditions and get his/her recommendation. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I have a sharp pain at my right side lower waist which goes down to my right leg and the heel part will be more painful when I do houseworķ?

Hi doctor I have a sharp pain at my right side lower waist which goes down to my right leg and the heel part will be more painful when I do houseworķ?

Spine: This sounds like it could be coming from your back w a pinched nerve possibly causing the pain to go down towards your heel. See about some PT to help w this! ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does sharp pain in leg and weird sensation in arch of foot mean?

Can doctors tell me what does sharp pain in leg and weird sensation in arch of foot mean?

See below: This could be the tarsal t syndrome, like the carpal ts in the hand. The tarsal tunnel is located on the inner aspect of the foot, nearer to the heel. ...Read more

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What does it mean when left leg hurts to touch, move, feel like burning tingling with sharp pain running down my leg to my foot.

What does it mean when left leg hurts to touch, move, feel like burning tingling with sharp pain running down my leg to my foot.

More information: Pain sensitive structures are irritated. Lots of things can do this. Nerve injury due to compression from internal or external sources, infection, inflammatory process, compartment syndrome, ischemia (lack of blood flow) or tumor. You need a careful exam if the problem worsens or persists. ...Read more