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Random Sharp Pains In Knee
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
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.
New sudden sharp pains @ left knee & right ankle random w/ walking. Stops w/i seconds. Stumbled on treadmill week before, didn't seem serious. Aging?
Pain: Sudden sharp pains that persist - meaning they return periodically or stay - merit an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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
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.
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
Sharp pain behind right knee that burns slightly into calve, comes and goes at random regardless of activity. Does not feel muscular but deeper in leg?
See details: There are several possibilities. See an orthopedist and have the knee evaluated. ...Read more
Hello. I have been dealing with chronic pain in my left knee since 2004. I have gone to multiple orthopedics, had x-Rays, MRIs ect all normal. Today I am experiencing random sharp crippling pain?
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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?
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
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 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
Why do I get sharp pains in my lower back when I neal on my knees and it feels like my back will lock up on me & makes it hard for me to get back up?
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
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
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
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
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
I'm a 6"1 350 pound guy I'm very active. Lately my knee (bottom part) been getting sharp pains that hurts to the point I don't want to use that leg.
See details: See an orthopedist and have the knee evaluated. Also, you realize that your weight is likely a major contributing factor. ...Read more
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
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?
Problem in the knee.
If you torn cartilage you have one of the following sig.
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
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
I'm having sharp pains on the right side of (L) Knee. When I bend my knee I cant bend all the way and locking up to. I had surgery last yr. It hurts.?
Evaluation: You should be evaluated to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
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
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
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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