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Sharp severe pain in left knee. Pain occurs when bending or lifting leg, when going down stairs, and when pressing quad-edge of kneecap.

Sharp severe pain in left knee. Pain occurs when bending or lifting leg, when going down stairs, and when pressing quad-edge of kneecap.

Protection!: You know the joke "Doc, it hurts when I do this." and Doc says "Don't do that! Well, for now try not to do those things. Also use a good knee brace to protect/imobolize the knee until you can see a doctor for an exam. Rest will help whatever it is to stop further irritation damage. Knees can be unforgiving, so treat them w/ gentle care. Best! ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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Sharp stabbing sensation in left knee. Pain occurs when bending or lifting leg. No pain pushing or massaging knee. Ideas?

Sharp stabbing sensation in left knee. Pain occurs when bending or lifting leg. No pain pushing or massaging knee. Ideas?

Ideas, many: Knee pain is very frequent, as with other pains try to recall: onset of pain, radiation, alleviating or aggravating factors, severity of the pain. Possible causes: sprain, tendonitis, bursitis, osteoarthritis, etc. You need to see your primary doctor first and then maybe you need further referral if is not a simple diagnosis. If you had a trauma and then pain seek an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in ribs on right side. Sharp pain when bending, stretching, walking, or breathing hard.

Sharp pain in ribs on right side. Sharp pain when bending, stretching, walking, or breathing hard.

Depends: Go to doctor for evaluation and treatment. Could be many things ranging from an infection, to a collapsed lung to a pulmonary embolism to a heart condition, panic attack, muscle strain, gastritis etc. Sometimes a hands on physical exam is best. ...Read more

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Sharp pain upon movement in chest/shoulder area. Excruciating pain when moved.

Sharp pain upon movement in chest/shoulder area.  Excruciating pain when moved.

Chest pain: This is not normal. You should see your medical provider to determine the cause of your pain and treat you as necessary. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in hip joint, hurts whenever moved in any direction. Occasionally pain shoots down the side of leg, never past the knee. ?

Sharp pain in hip joint, hurts whenever moved in any direction. Occasionally pain shoots down the side of leg, never past the knee.
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Varies: There are various pathologies in the hip joint which can cause your symptoms, such as cartilage damage or impingement. See an orthopedist for further evaluation if symptoms are debilitating/persisten. ...Read more

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Experience tightness in chest and pain in left shoulder and elbow when lying down. Pain resides when sitting or standing.

Experience tightness in chest and pain in left shoulder and elbow when lying down. Pain resides when sitting or standing.

Chest Pain -See Doc?: When to see a doctor? How do you know when you need medical help for chest pain? It's not always easy to tell. Helpful simple quiz: http://edition.cnn.com/HEALTH/help.at.home/chest.pain/content.html ...Read more

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Sharp pain in butt when bending down and waking / moiving?

Sharp pain in butt when bending down and waking / moiving?

A couple ....: ..of possibilities. I suspect piriformis syndrome. This pain is caused from pressure applied to the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle as it passes through or under this muscle. It can also be caused by nerve compression in the lumbar spine/sciatica. Stretch/strengthen of hip flexors/piriformis may help; consider visit to Sports Med/PT for instruction. If persists, pursue eval for sciatica. ...Read more

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Severe, shooting throbbing pain in left hip radiating into knee/calf for 7 mon. Almost unbearable when standing or walking. No pain when seated. Help!

Severe, shooting throbbing pain in left hip radiating into knee/calf for 7 mon. Almost unbearable when standing or walking. No pain when seated. Help!

Evaluate Low Back: If you are not improving have your doctor order a lumbar spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the back can cause leg pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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Pain in left buttock traveling slowly down the backside left leg. Sometimes sharp pain and sometimes numbness while sitting. Better when I'm walking?

Pain in left buttock traveling slowly down the backside left leg. Sometimes sharp pain and sometimes numbness while sitting.  Better when I'm walking?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a pain/spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Pain in hip when standing aftersitting?

Consider bursitis: Inflammation of some of the bursae around the greater trochanter of the femur. ...Read more

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Knee pain sides and back of knee sharp consistant pain instability in the joint worsens after sitting while sitting cannot raise leg off of floor?

Knee pain
sides and back of knee
sharp consistant pain
instability in the joint
worsens after sitting
while sitting cannot raise leg off of floor?

Get Ortho evaluation: With complaints of constant pain and a sense of instability, you would be best served by having a thorough orthopaedic examination to assess whether or not you have a significant injury such as a meniscal tear or ligamentous tear. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in ankle while getting down/up in stairs?

My aching Ankle.: This could be any one of several problems. Pain deep in the ankle with weight bearing is of most concern. You would be best advised to have your ankle examined and x-rays taken to get to the root cause. This can only get worse without treatment. ...Read more

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Felt sharp pain in hip in right hip 4 days ago while walking. Since then been experiencing throbbing aching pain radiating down my leg. Why?

Felt sharp pain in hip in right hip  4 days ago while walking. Since then been experiencing throbbing aching pain radiating down my leg. Why?

Possible sciatica: More details needed. Radiating pain down the leg may be due to many causes; however, one of the most common is irritation of the sciatic nerve. Nerve compression can occur at the level of the spine, the piriformis muscle, or anywhere along its course. Therefore, if symptoms persist, consultation with a physical medicine and rehabilitation or pain specialist is appropriate. ...Read more

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Ocassional sudden sharp pain when standing up from a sitting position and a constant dull pain to right hip. Sharp pain when flexing hip up and over to left. Could this be muscle or bone?

Ocassional sudden sharp pain when standing up from a sitting position  and a constant dull pain to right hip. Sharp pain when flexing hip up and over to left.  Could this be muscle or bone?

Sprain: A sprain of a muscle or ligament likely occured. This may take a week or more to heal. Rest and,if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) may help to reduce any associated inflammation. If symptoms persist or worsen, consult an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Tenderness in upper outer right calf. Pain intensifies when getting up after sitting for a while. Pain from hip to knee when stretching opposite leg.

Tenderness in upper outer right calf. Pain intensifies when getting up after sitting for a while. Pain from hip to knee when stretching opposite leg.

Lumbar disk?: An s-1 nerve root irritation will cause this type of symptom pattern. Stretching the opposite side pulls the nerve root towards that side, also theother side also pulled 2 that side. If is trapped or irritated & not able 2 move it let's u kno. This is radicular pain & is referred to the area it innervates. This is what causes pain in the opposite leg. ...Read more

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Is gallbladder pain dangerous? Sharp pain when breathing in under right rib, & pain in right shoulder blade, worse when lying down.

Gall bladder pain is: usually associated with eating fatty foods. U may B having " gas pains " . If constipated,the bowls R moving stool along, and if there's a gas bubble,the peristalsis pushes the air around the hard stool. This causes increased pressure or stretching of the colon wall. The body has great pressure sensors, & this increase hurts as the air bubble is pushed by, deep breath adds 2incrs press & it's pnfl ...Read more