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Doctor insights on: Severe Pain In The Outside Of My Leg And Under Ankle

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Severe pain in the lower back with a stabbing pain going into my butt and down the back of my leg ending in my ankle. When should I seek help?

Severe pain in the lower back with a stabbing pain going into my butt and down the back of my leg ending in my ankle. When should I seek help?

LUNCH BREAK : Today? Depends on the severity and what have you tried for the pain so far. Likely your sciatic nerve is inflammed. Not only for treatment, but to find out the cause, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Woke up with severe pain on outside of hip into groin. Also severe ache outside of knee and ankle. Some decreased sensation on the side of same leg. ?

Woke up with severe pain on outside of hip into groin. Also severe ache outside of knee and ankle. Some decreased sensation on the side of same leg. ?

Nerve pain: This sounds like an inflammation and or impingement of a nerve or nerve root rather than inflammation of these joints. Nsaids like ibuprofen,if you can take them, May help,but see a neurologist if symptoms persist or worsen and appropriate tests will be ordered and could include MRI and EMG. ...Read more

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I got 2nd degree sunburn on my right leg 5 days ago. from my knee down to my ankle. constant swelling, severe pain especially when I'm sitting for awh?

I got 2nd degree sunburn on my right leg 5 days ago. from my knee down to my ankle. constant swelling, severe pain especially when I'm sitting for awh?

Keep it clean: First no sun exposure its burned enough second make sure its not now infected warm tender swollen and pus make it likely so I would recommend you see a doctor. The swelling causes pain and sitting with the leg down makes that situation worse ...Read more

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I hit my lower shin pretty good on stairs. I can hardly put weight or move my leg without severe pain. Its very swollen to my ankle but no bruising?

I hit my lower shin pretty good on stairs. I can hardly put weight or move my leg without severe pain. Its very swollen to my ankle but no bruising?

Ice it: If the injury occured within 24 hours otherwise i would recommend hot compresses. Antiinflammatories can be of benefit if not contraindicated. If pain persists after a few days visit the doctor. ...Read more

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Spiral twist brake left leg above ankle started use walker 1 1/2 mo ago. Right knee swollen-severe pain-feels it gonna blow out my knee?Serious/normal

Spiral twist brake left leg above ankle started use walker 1 1/2 mo ago. Right knee swollen-severe pain-feels it gonna blow out my knee?Serious/normal

Knee pain: Definitely not normal. Might be cartilage or ligament injury. Could be a fracture which happened when you had the first fracture . Could be because of overuse of the right leg because of left dude injury. See your doctor. ...Read more

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For 6 month severe pain 2x legs. Deep pain from knee to ankle. Now frequent bruising on legs w/no injury. Concern?

For 6 month severe pain 2x legs. Deep pain from knee to ankle. Now frequent  bruising on legs w/no injury. Concern?

Yes concern: Any persistent pain is a concern, but deep pain and bruising in the calf area could indicate deep vein thrombophlebitis, which can allow blood clots to travel elsewhere in your body, with severe consequences. Get this checked promptly. ...Read more

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I am having severe pain right leg?

Did you: Hurt it? Where in the leg does it hurt? How long has it been hurting? Sounds like you should see a doc to help you figure it out so you feel better! ...Read more

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What are causes of severe pain in the left hip and leg?

What are causes of severe pain in the left hip and leg?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Injection for relief severe pain in left leg due to spinal discs?

Injection for relief severe pain in left leg due to spinal discs?

ESI: Esi is indicated for arm pain or leg pain associated with a pinched nerve—whether disc herniation, bone spur, or spinal stenosis. Any of these problems usually respond well, at least temporarily, to esi. If you do not have an MRI to confirm, then there is less ability to predict success with this injection. No harm in trying if your doc thinks it might be the spine. ...Read more

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I have severe pain that starts at the hip and shoots all the way down my leg. What could be the possible diagnosis?

Possible sciatica.: Pain radiating down a leg often comes from a pinched nerve in the lower spine, termed sciatica. X-rays or MRI may help in determining the cause. ...Read more

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I had a spinal fusions 6 months ago, for 3 days I have had severe pain, in my right leg and back hard to sit and stand not sure what to do?

Check with surgeon: You need to check with the surgeon who did the fusion asap to make sure that nothing is impinging on your nerves or spinal cord or if an infection might have developed etc... ...Read more