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Doctor insights on: Random Sharp Pains In Knee

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I get random sharp pains in only one of my knees, what could this mean?

I get random sharp pains in only one of my knees, what could this mean?

Needs evaluation: Sharp pains in the knee joint can be benign or may indicate something more serious like a torn meniscus (cartilage). This is not something you can diagnose on your own. Your doctor can find the answer by doing a history and detailed exam, and may order additional tests such as an MRI or x-rays. ...Read more

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I have been getting random sharp shooting pains from my anterior hip area down my medial thigh down through my knee to the tops of middle toes.

I have been getting random sharp shooting pains from my anterior hip area down my medial thigh down through my knee to the tops of middle toes.

Radiculopathy: The pattern of pain you are describing follows the path of the L4 nerve root in the back, so you might have somewhat of a pinched nerve in your back. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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I've been having sharp pains in inside knee as well as base of thumb on right hand. Comes and goes often the last two weeks especially. Random aches in joints?

I've been having sharp pains in inside knee as well as base of thumb on right hand. Comes and goes often the last two weeks especially. Random aches in joints?

TryPainMeds/SeeMD: Pain in multiple joints at the age of 47 years as described by you may be due to some activities like strenuous exercise or lifting heavy objects. If you have not tried, try over the counter non steroidal pain meds like Naproxen or Ibuprofen if no allergy or other contraindication. If it persists then you need to consult your Primary Care Doctor and get checked as there are several possibilities ...Read more

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I have an occasional sharp pain in the side of my knee. As if was getting a shot. It recurs at random times, not related to any activity or position.

I have an occasional sharp pain in the side of my knee. As if was getting a shot. It recurs at random times, not related to any activity or position.

Hard to say for sure: Without further detailed questions such as which side it hurts on and if the pain radiates, how long it lasts, if it is made worse ever by movement or walking, if you ever hear a noise associated with the pain, and if there is swelling with it? Could be many things such as arthritis, meniscus problems, or ligamentous issues. A thorough exam with your doc would be most helpful for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Getting a sharp shooting pain in the outside of my right knee, it just appears randomly then goes after around 25 minutes, I don't know what it is.

Getting a sharp shooting pain in the outside of my right knee, it just appears randomly then goes after around 25 minutes, I don't know what it is.

Need to be checked: Not enough information to advice you what it could be. But having said that it needs to be evaluated with comprehensive history and physical exam and imaging like x-rays and/or MRI. Only than we will know the cause of your pain and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause a random hot, burning sensation on the left inner thigh about 2.5 inches above the knee? This has escalated to a sharp searing pain.

What can cause a random hot, burning sensation on the left inner thigh about 2.5 inches above the knee? This has escalated to a sharp searing pain.

Entrapment?: If pain is truly random, i.e., not related to position or activity, you might have an entrapment neuropathy of a branch of medial femoral cutaneous nerve--not a common condition. Knee problems often cause pain in that area. Are you having joint stiffness, clicking, locking, swelling, heat? ...Read more

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I have these pinching small sharp pains in knee, ankle, sometimes other places. They travel to different places in my body what are they?

I have these pinching small sharp pains in knee, ankle, sometimes other places. They travel to different places in my body what are they?

Pinched nerves?: I don't know what this good be, could be a localized spine problem, could be nerve root entrapment, with multiple painful triggers, a good General neuro exam is the first place to start. After that, your neurologist should be able to help localize your problem and design a good treatment ...Read more

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Last nite I dislocated my kneecap. Now in place and I have a brace. When I take the prescribed motrin it hurts more. Now I have sharp pains in knee.

Last nite I dislocated my kneecap. Now in place and I have a brace. When I take the prescribed motrin it hurts more. Now I have sharp pains in knee.

See doctor: If the motrin makes it hurt worse, don't take it but if you are having increased pain you need to see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sharp pains in the sides of my head and my knees?

What is the cause of sharp pains in the sides of my head and my knees?

See details: They are likely unrelated. The possibilities are endless and you have provided no specifics. If it is a problem, see a doctor and have the problems evaluated. ...Read more

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I am getting sharp pains in my knee what could it be?

I am getting sharp pains in my knee what could it be?

Impossible to say: The causes of knee pain are many. It is impossible to offer specifics without being able to examine the knee and order appropriate imaging studies. It is amazing to me how someone can expect a diagnosis over the internet with a history that is so vague and nonspecific. ...Read more

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I keep getting sharp pains in my knee what could this be?

I keep getting sharp pains in my knee what could this be?

Difficult to say: It is hard to say without more information. It can be related to cartilage, ligaments, tendons, all of which are part of the knee. Also associated symptoms, relation to activities can help figure out what is going on. Recommend evaluation by a sports medicine doctor or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Being on back of motorbike, knees get shooting sharp pains through them, its hard to stand up afterward. What could help solve this/what is it from?

Being on back of motorbike, knees get shooting sharp pains through them, its hard to stand up afterward. What could help solve this/what is it from?

Lighten up: It is probably caused by holding on for dear life and gripping too hard with the insides of your knees. Do not grip so hard or do not ride on the back of a motorbike which in itself is fairly dangerous. ...Read more

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I have in back of my knee and thigh sharp shooting pains all day?

Need more info: Probably not serious but you need to see your family physician or orthopedic surgeon. Pain could be from arthritis, muscle or ligament or meniscus problem. You need an examination to get to the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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I'm a 23 yr old female why am I having sharp pains in my left knee?

I'm a 23 yr old female why am I having sharp pains in my left knee?

Lots of reasons: There are lots of reasons, possibly a reactivation of an old injury, maybe some transient arthritis, you may have twisted it without knowing it at work, it might be referred pain from your back. Often, in your age, it is due to minor trauma and Ibuprofen helps. Symptoms like these are best evaluated in person by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I keep getting really bad pains in my kneea n sharp pains in both knees too. Can u tell me what it can be ive had exrays n came back normal?

I keep getting really bad pains in my kneea n sharp pains in both knees too. Can u tell me what it can be ive had exrays n came back normal?

Knee pain: Knee pain can also be from meniscus, ligaments, synovial cysts diagnosed by MRI or from lumbar spine - sciatica. Rarely can be due to food intolerences- like milk. Could consider MRI of LS spine and knees and maybe avoiding dairy for a week. PT. kinesiotape, aquatic exercise, good shoes with support and orthodics if flat feet may help. If overweight weight loss helps. F/u/ w/ orthopedics ...Read more

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I had my appendix removed 3 months ago. I have very sharp pains in the area of where my appendix was. Pain brings me to my knees and unable to stand.

I had my appendix removed 3 months ago. I have very sharp pains in the area of where my appendix was. Pain brings me to my knees and unable to stand.

Nerve regrowth: You had your appendix removed 3 months ago. You have pains in the region and it hurts so much that you double over. This could be nerve growth and will happen sporadically. Of you had a ct scan to look for abscess and it was negative then nerve regrowth will lessen in time. ...Read more

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I attended an apppointment yesturday as I have been suffering with sharp shooting pains on the inside of my right knee, depending what way I turn or?

I attended an apppointment yesturday as I have been suffering with sharp shooting pains on the inside of my right knee, depending what way I turn or?

Possible cartilage: Problem in the knee.
If you torn cartilage you have one of the following sig.
Popping sensation
swelling or stiffness
pain, especially when twisting or rotating your knee
difficulty straightening your knee fully or experiencing what feels like a block to movement of your knee, as if your knee were locked in place. ...Read more

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Very sharp pains in my upper left calf, close to my knee. Yesterday I had intermittent pains that lasted about a minute. And the same today. Now I'm okay?

Very sharp pains in my upper left calf, close to my knee. Yesterday I had intermittent pains that lasted about a minute. And the same today. Now I'm okay?

Clot?: Hate to put the scare into you. There are several things this could be, but one of them is a clot in a vein. This is normally not up by the knee and more commonly in the middle of the calf. But if you say "sharp pain" and "calf" in the same sentence, that sets off the concern for a clot. Ultrasound is an overused study but can differentiate if you have a clot or not. ...Read more

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I had hardware romved 5 weeks ago. Been relatively pain free. Yesterday, I started getting sharp sudden pains below the kneecap and at back of knee.?

I had hardware romved 5 weeks ago. Been relatively pain free. Yesterday, I started getting sharp sudden pains below the kneecap and at back of knee.?

Let me explain: 5 weeks after hardware removal and having pain, sometime it could for minor reason and it will pass.
Sometime it could stress fracture in the hardware hole.
From which bone the hardware was removing? If is from leg, watch it see if the problem continue check it out.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I get sharp pains in my knee while running. What could this be?

Hard to say: Certainly depends on where exactly you are experiencing the pain. However, common things being common, many people suffer from knee cap related pain (patellofemoral syndrome, chondromalacia patella), often experienced as sharp pain under or deep to the kneecap. Rec: daily hamstring stretching, strengthening of the quadriceps (partial body weight squats, leg presses etc). ...Read more

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What could be causing sharp pains in left hip radiating down to knee?

What could be causing sharp pains in left hip radiating down to knee?

Knee hip pain: When your young common injuries such as internal tears of soft tissue such as cartilage or tendons seem to be the problem. When your in your 40's arthritis tends to be the main culprit. You need to see your doc and rest. ...Read more

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I'm 16, and a lil overweight. But I have these severe random knee pains. Once in a blue moon?

I'm 16, and a lil overweight. But I have these severe random knee pains. Once in a blue moon?

Consider: Taking an anti-inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen, when that occurs. If more frequent or preventing you from doing your daily activities, an exam & an MRI would help figure out cause. Consider no soda, fast food, bread or cakes. A 5-10% decrease in weight will help decrease stress on all your joints. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I'm having adult growing pains in my knees. It's normally one knee at a time and it's random. I used to get them as a child, but now I'm 22.

See details: These are not growing pains. This is knee pain. Have the issue evaluated. Btw there is little hard evidence to support the concept of growing pains at any age. ...Read more