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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 piriformis muscle stretches and strengthen abdomen and back muscles as part of a back program with physical therapy good place to start.

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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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.