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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 ...Read more

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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain, weakness in my legs with no pain, and an electric shock like feeling when I look down. I have fallen a few times. Help!

I have lower back pain, weakness in my legs with no pain, and an electric shock like feeling when I look down. I have fallen a few times. Help!

Cervical stenosis: See a doctor and get a neuro exam and a ne k MRI to rule out cervical stenosis a correctable condition if dine early. ...Read more

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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?

? 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have pain that does not hurt but feels like electric shock running down my leg. It is in the shin area started narrow down the leg now it is widenin?

I have pain that does not hurt but feels like electric shock running down my leg. It is in the shin area started narrow down the leg now it is widenin?

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 does it mean when you feel an electric shock in your leg?

What does it mean when you feel an electric shock in your leg?

PINCHED NERVE??: Above most likely. Especially if radiates and usually intermittent. Course of electric shock can help locate orinin of pinched nerve. Pcp or neurologist in order to help better define location and if true cause. Emg and ncv very helpful. ...Read more

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What should I do about pain shooting down my leg? It started a few days ago and is like an electric shock.

What should I do about pain shooting down my leg? It started a few days ago and is like an electric shock.

R/O SCIATICA: Your age and description of symptoms is suggestive of sciatica. You need a full exam and focused Neuro exam with reflexes Checked. Also X-ray of lumbar spine and if no improvement an MRI to rule out arthritis a bulging disc or congenital back issue. Till then no heavy lifting F/U with doctor for medical treatment. NSAID/Muscle Relaxant. Also start a GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH. COM& focus on WG LOSS. ...Read more

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I have a left back pain and also left leg and buttock, it burns and electric shock.?

I have a left back pain and also left leg and buttock, it burns and electric shock.?

Pinched nerve: Whether from back ( from pressure on nerve from a herniated disc for example) or from spastic muscle in buttock putting pressure on the nerve, should help to take an anti-inflammatory medicine like Ibuprofen if you don't have kidney problems or allergic. Look uppiriformis muscle stretches and strengthen abdomen and back muscles as part of a back program with physical therapy a good place to start. ...Read more

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A month or so ago I had a cold and then these electric shock like pains started in my lower right leg from heel to knee, been here ever since?

A month or so ago I had a cold and then these electric shock like pains started in my lower right leg from heel to knee, been here ever since?

Spinal referred: When you have a cold with lots of sneezing or coughing, you can cause spinal compression in your back that causes these types of feeings, often call paresthesias. Start with core exercises and follow up with your doctor if this doesn't help. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have an electric shock like pain in my heel whenever I walk. What is it?

Could be: An entrapped or inflammed nerve.
Neuritis...of either "baxters nerve" or medial calcaneal nerve. Could also be plantar fascitiis. ...Read more

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Causes for intermittent pain above and right of left knee area electric shock-like pain lasting 10-40 sec. Each episode.?

Causes for intermittent pain above and right of left knee area electric shock-like pain lasting 10-40 sec. Each episode.?

Intermittent pain: A thorough neurologic work up should be carried out to ensure that the sensory saphenous nerve is not entrapped. The lower back should be examined as well to rule out any discogenic source of the pain; finally check and make sure that there is no systemic reasons such as diabetes and/or thyroid disease. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have been having pain in the side of my left foot below the ankle and it feels like an electric shock when I flex my foot upwards or bend over an...

I have been having pain in the side of my left foot below the ankle and it feels like an electric shock when I flex my foot upwards or bend over an...

Nerve related. ..: Hello,
Electric sensation is usually related to nerve issues. It is possible that there is nerve damage or entrapment in that area of the ankle. One would try to verify the integrity of the sural nerve and intermediate dorsal cutaneous nerve. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of electric shock like pains in the upper thigh in a hip labral tear?

Nerve irritation or.: If you have these pains when you flex your hip and turn it in and out (internal and external rotation), then your labral teat itself is causing the pains more than likely. If not, possibly a nerve near your hip has been irritated w/ your injury and is causing these parasthesias. See your md. ...Read more

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My foot is numb on the right side between heel and big toe if I try to rub it it feels like an electric shock in my foot why?

My foot is numb on the right side between heel and big toe if I try to rub it it feels like an electric shock in my foot why?

Nerve irritation: There most certainly is a nerve branch that is being irritated. This is a classic finding when you get "electric shock" sensations. See a podiatrist for an exact diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have very bad pain for 1/12 in my knee. Had surgery, MRI xrays nerve study. Now I have electric shock waves in my knee. Could it be rsd?

Maybe: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy or chronic regional pain syndrome should not be made as the diagnosis unless all other causes (diagnosis) of your symptoms have been ruled out including peripheral nerve damage. There is a variety of symptoms that go along with the diagnosis and you may need further evaluation and testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm being tested for ms, I have all the symptoms, heavy limbs, shaky hands, electric shock down neck & hands etc, but MRI is clear, could it still be ms?

I'm being tested for ms, I have all the symptoms, heavy limbs, shaky hands, electric shock down neck & hands etc, but MRI is clear, could it still be ms?

MS diagnosis: Although it is possible for someone to have MS and a normal brain MRI, this is not likely. One way it is missed sometimes is if the MS or similar problem occurs in the spinal cord. Sometimes people will ask a person to have an MRI of the cervical spine (neck) when they have the shock sensation and symptoms in the arms. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Bad headaches upn waking, sweating, pain behind eyes, neck pain, have eds type 3, but no tumour or bleed. Have hd electric shock pains in limbs? Why?

Bad headaches upn waking, sweating, pain behind eyes, neck pain, have eds type 3, but no tumour or bleed. Have hd electric shock pains in limbs? Why?

Mitochondrial?: In many instances, EDS hyperextensible type is caused by an underlying mitochondrial disorder. EDS with mito may manifest as progressive daily fatigue, headaches, muscle/joint pain and swelling, dysautonomia, autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal dysmotility. I advise a clinical genetics consultation. Https://www. Pinterest. Com/debkdrake/mitochondrial-hypermobile-eds/ ...Read more

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Electric shock feeling in legs, pregnant?

Electric shock feeling in legs, pregnant?

Electric shock: Feelings in the legs is not an indicator of pregnancy. Classic pregnancy
sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take hpt to. ...Read more