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Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Leg pain: The pain you describe is not typical for dvt, it sounds more like a musculoskeletal symptom. Having said that, one can't be sure what's going on from out here and it would be a safer course to see your dr. And get checked. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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I have back pain and nerve pain in leg but now I have nerve pain in the front of my ankle could this be due to my back or something else. ?

I have back pain and nerve pain in leg but now I have nerve pain in the front of my ankle could this be due to my back or something else. ?

Yes: a pinched nerve in your leg can cause pain to radiate anywhere down the leg, depending on were the nerve is being pinched in your back, depending on the level. Pain down to the top of foot is usually L5 nerve. ...Read more

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Lower right back muscle inflamed causing sharp pain(pinched nerve)down entire leg. "not spinal related".

Lower right back muscle inflamed causing sharp pain(pinched nerve)down entire leg. "not spinal related".

Sacroiliitis: Inflammation of the sacroiliac joint can mimic a ruptured disc in the back with radiating leg pain. By pushing over the dimple in the low right part of the back pain will be elicited (fortin test). See a chiropractor or neurosurgeon to obtain relief of the pain. ...Read more

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Sometimes i experience sharp pain run through my right leg and i barely can stand on my right leg. It has been many years. Is it sciatic nerve pain?

Sometimes i experience sharp pain run through my right leg and i barely can stand on my right leg.  It has been many years.  Is it sciatic nerve pain?

It may be if it is -: Pain that radiates down the leg from the buttocks or back down the leg below the knee that is generally made worse with prolonged positioning or activity & better with rest. Sometimes it may be associated with numbness, tingling or weakness. The pain can vary in intensity & sometimes feel like an " electric shock." the pain can be a continuous one over the path of the leg or can skip areas. ...Read more

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Can muscle unbalances cause Pain in SI joint Area on one side?Plus nerve pain down leg. Had MRI and showed no disk problems, pain in side really sharp

Ask M.D..: Ask your doctor if this puzzling pain could be piriformis syndrome where the piriformis muscle in the gluteal area compresses the sciatic nerve and causes both unilateral pain in the buttock and sciatic nerve pain down the leg. There are other causes of sciatica that your doctor could relook at too. ...Read more

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Usually have sciatic nerve pain in right leg/back. Now have it in left leg/back? Burning sharp pain from lower back through thigh, what causes this?

Usually have sciatic nerve pain in right leg/back. Now have it in left leg/back? Burning sharp pain from lower back through thigh, what causes this?

A few thoughts: Any pain that runs down buttock &/or back of thigh is often labeled 'sciatic' pain.Truth is, there are many poss. causes.The sciatic nerve or one of it's branches can be 'pinched' by a herniated disc, stuck vertebra, or piriformis muscle spasm (COMMON in pregnancy).Many other causes such as referred pain from SI ligament injury, too.In pregnancy, ligaments stretch more easily leading to pain. ...Read more

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I had right leg ACL reconstruction 3weeks ago (hamstring graft). Now I have nerve pain. Sharp shooting pain when inside of leg pressed + inside leg, shin, ankle hypersensitive and burning on touch?

I had right leg ACL reconstruction 3weeks ago (hamstring graft). Now I have nerve pain. Sharp shooting pain when inside of leg pressed + inside leg, shin, ankle hypersensitive and burning on touch?

Saphenous nerve?: Sounds like a sensory nerve on the inside part of your knee might be irritated. Should improve with time. If if doesn't, consider seeing your orthopedist and a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is leg nerve pain due ovary cysts?

Is leg nerve pain due ovary cysts?

Unlikely: Leg nerve pain can come from a peripheral nerve issue or a central nerve issue such as a pinched nerve or sciatica. Pelvic issues would not be expected to cause any symptoms in your legs. I would recommend being evaluated. ...Read more

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Does nerve pain from a bulging disc wrap around the leg?

Depends: This depends on what you mean by 'wrap around'. The pain from a bulging disk is from pressure on a nerve. And the nerve affected depends on where the bulging disk is. Each nerve supplies a specific "dermatome" or skin region. Some of these nerves can start on the outside of the leg and come into the inside of the leg. You can google search "dermatomes" on the internet to see the 'map'. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in back causing pain in leg and knee. What can I do at home?

Pinched nerve in back causing pain in leg and knee. What can I do at home?

Rest, nsaids: In order to alleviate the symptoms of a lumbar radiculopathy, the use of rest and nsaids is most important. If symptoms persist, the use of physical therapy and sometimes a steroid pack can also be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more


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Pain In One Leg (Definition)

Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or compression of the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is a symptom of another medical problem, not a medical ...Read more