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Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Definition)

Leg pain is a clinical finding that can occur with exercise, injury, arthritis, infection, ...Read more


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

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

Leg pain: Sharp pain in leg may be sciatica, radiculopathy, or clot. The first two can be due to compression or inflammation of nerve due to herniated disc, spinal stenosis, slipped vertebra, tumor or infection. Please see your doctor for history, physical examination diagnostic tests & treatment. Thanks. ...Read more

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What foes it mean when theres 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?

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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