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Hip joint of 1 leg painful n inflamed after riding bike. Electric shock sensation down leg when doing certain yoga poses. Why? Will celebrex (celecoxib) help?

Hip joint of 1 leg painful n inflamed after riding bike. Electric shock sensation down leg when doing certain yoga poses. Why? Will celebrex (celecoxib) help?

May be pinched nerve: Two strong possibilities: 1) pinched nerve of the the low back 2) hip osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis of the hip is a result of wear & tear. This can be diagnosed by x-ray. Celebrex (celecoxib) is an anti-inflammatory med & could help. The electric shock sensation could be a radiculopathy, aka "pinched nerve" in, or "sciatica." Celebrex (celecoxib) could help, as could physical therapy, or an epidural steroid injection.

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I feel electric shock sensation on upper left leg. No pain, just electric shock feeling. No injuries or back problem. What this could be?

I feel electric shock sensation on upper left leg. No pain, just electric shock feeling. No injuries or back problem. What this could be?

Nerve pain: Nerves can get irritated, without any antecedent event. It can be your belt, tight pants, sitting too long, the way you drive. Usually nothing to worry about. Singular pain is local in nature. Try stretching and add magnesium to your supplements. 250-500 mg

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F 50. Recent trouble remembering things, stiffness in thumb, and painless electric shock sensation through back of leg to foot. Thoughts?

F 50. Recent trouble remembering things, stiffness in thumb, and painless electric shock sensation through back of leg to foot. Thoughts?

Not sure all: Are connected. Painful muscle spasms in the leg and parasthesias could be due to spinal cord problems. Recent memory problems could be related if you had a condition like MS that involved the spinal cord and brain. The thumb stiffness is difficult to comment on. Could be due to problem in the thumb or issue further upstream (brain, cord or nerve) A neurologist might be of further help.

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I feel an electric shock sensation through the right side of my body when I bend my neck, it feels as though my legs and arms are tingling.

I feel an electric shock sensation through the right side of my body when I bend my neck, it feels as though my legs and arms are tingling.

You may: Have a nerve impingement. Have your doctor refer you to a neurologist for a nerve conduction study an d/or an electromyogram. You may need to have an MRI of your neck first.

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I get a electric shock sensation down my arm when I reach outwards. What is causing this?!

I get a electric shock sensation down my arm when I reach outwards. What is causing this?!

Medical evaluation: This type of pain can be caused by several different things, including neck, shoulder, elbow, etc. You will need to describe the location of the pain and what causes and alleviates it, in combination with a full exam by your physician to help determine what treatment plan is needed.

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Today I was sitting down and I felt a strong electric shock sensation on my arm, near the clavicula. The pain it caused made me scream. Causes?

Today I was sitting down and I felt a strong electric shock sensation on my arm, near the clavicula. The pain it caused made me scream. Causes?

Brachial Plexus: 20's fem w. sudden onset of neuropathic & radiculopathic jolt of pain in shoulder-arm represents sudden brachial plexus imingement, which might be harbinger for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, TOS. See comments below:.

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I get a zap or electric shock sensation in my brain sometimes. Had it my whole life. Being tired or looking side to side trigger it. What causes this?

I get a zap or electric shock sensation in my brain sometimes. Had it my whole life. Being tired or looking side to side trigger it. What causes this?

Hard to say: Without knowing anything else, guesses include 1) migraine phenomenon; 2) seizure phenomenon; 3) some kind of cranial neuralgia; or 4) something else. The fact that you've had it your whole life suggests it's not dangerous (so less likely #2). It sounds, however, like something that's worth seeing a neurologist about.

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After bike n swim, hip joint inflamed. Sometimes pain n electric shock sensation when I stand n twist body left n right. Lumbar MRI fine. What's wrong?

Arthritis/bursitis: The hip could have osteoarthritis, which can be diagnoses by xray. If the hip is tender on the outer side, it could be a bursitis, which responds well to local steroid injection. Lumbar MRI often doesn't show pinched nerve, which can cause electric shock. Responds well to lumbar traction/physical therapy, or even epidural steroid injection.

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Having some mild electric shock sensation in chest and stomach. Is it anxiety?

Having some mild electric shock sensation in chest and stomach. Is it anxiety?

Anxiety Symptoms: It could be a symptom of anxiety. However, you should consult with your physician first, so that you don't ignore a possible medical problem. It's not a good idea to ignore a symptom by thinking it might be anxiety, especially if a person is hesitant to talk to a medical doctor.

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Electric shock sensation throughout chest and whole body lasting 2 seconds recurring every 5-10 min. 24h ECG clear & heart scan clear. What could it b?

Neurological?: Look up & read about Lhermitte's sign or phenomenon. If your symptoms sound similar, it could be a neck problem. Although the descriptions of where you feel Lhermitte's state it happens in a certain distribution, in fact that can vary from person to person. Lhermitte's can signify serious problems. Even if you're only half sure, it bears looking into.

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I'm having muscle cramps & electric shock sensation in my traps/supraspinatus. The cramps are so intense that they're sore. What causes&whatcan I do?

I'm having muscle cramps & electric shock sensation in my traps/supraspinatus. The cramps are so intense that they're sore. What causes&whatcan I do?

If...: If your neck position causes the pain, then the problem could well be in the spinal cord in the neck. Electric pains are often related tosome nerve or spinal cord issues. May need to see your doc, and/or a neurologist. Best of luck!

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Numbness in my heals on my feet, numbness/tingling in my thumbs and electric shock sensation in my arm. What is it?

Numbness in my heals on my feet, numbness/tingling in my thumbs and electric shock sensation in my arm. What is it?

Without knowing: Details about you as a patient its tough to give a definitive answer. The first thought that comes to my mind is neuropathy. If you have uncontrolled diabetes, then that would be one possible cause. The treatment would be aggresive blood sugar control and use of medications in the class of neurontin (gabapentin). Nerve compression causing these type of symptoms are a possibility though not as likely....

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My extremities keep getting hot and emitting heat. I also get a strange electric shock feeling in my lower legs. I have also unintentionally lost 25lb?

My extremities keep getting hot and emitting heat. I also get a strange electric shock feeling in my lower legs. I have also unintentionally lost 25lb?

Compressn neuropathy: Sometimes burning pain means a nerve was pinched. There could also be a thyroid issue as. You should thus see a Neurologist who can do the appropriate rests for compression neuropathy vs other causes including spasm, metabolic deficiencies etc. Your primary care me can start an initial work up and refer as necessary.

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Pain in left lower back that radiates to whole left leg. Occasional electric shock feeling in knee. Leg just feels heavy. Hip sore?

Pain in left lower back that radiates to whole left leg. Occasional electric shock feeling in knee. Leg just feels heavy. Hip sore?

? ruptured disc: You need to consider that symptoms are secondary to nerve root compression in lower back secondary to disc herniation, perhaps at L3-4, but more distal problem such as piriformis syndrome, or sacroiliac dysfunction may be also consideration. Have your doctor evaluate this soon.

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Left foot tingles and vibrating sensation. Electric shock sensation down shin. Is.this called neuropathy? I do have arthritis in my back. Related?

Left foot tingles and vibrating sensation. Electric shock sensation down shin. Is.this called neuropathy? I do have arthritis in my back. Related?

Radiculopathy?: Neuropathy is affection of the peripheral nerves often in a symmetrical way, related to a host of illnesses, infections, deficiency, toxicity etc

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I get a random painful electric shock feeling above my knee what could it be?

I get a random painful electric shock feeling above my knee what could it be?

Vague: Hard to say without a thorough history and exam- trauma, family history, overuse injury, other symptoms, the other knee? See a dr. Whom may refer you to an orthopedic specialist.

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Calf pain when walking. I get a pulling sensation deep in calf when walking. Sometimes electric shock like sensation that shoot down medial and back o?

Calf pain when walking. I get a pulling sensation deep in calf when walking. Sometimes electric shock like sensation that shoot down medial and back o?

Calf muscles: This babies are often stiff in the AM and it is easy to misstep and tear the musculotendinous junction. ALWAYS warm up before any strenuous activity. Try the runner's stretch with alternate legs-gently.

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I feel a burning burning sensation in fractured ankle after 3 years after healing. It started with a electric shock like sensation around the fractured area which lasted for 3-4 seconds. I have difficulty walking as there is this burning pain. Please advis

I feel a burning burning sensation in fractured ankle after 3 years after healing. It started with a electric shock like sensation around the fractured area which lasted for 3-4 seconds. I have difficulty walking as there is this burning pain. Please advis

Ankle pain: May need to get an xray and check for degenerative changes. Possibly a nerve test to see if you have an inflamed nerve in the ankle as well from the trauma. Anti inflammatories may help as well.