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Sharp Shooting Pain Behind Knee
Knee and thigh pain: There are more than a couple things that can cause this. Your best first right thing to do is see a physician who will examine you and determine the cause and formulate a treatment plan.
I have sharp shooting pain behind my knee, popliteal area. It occurs when I try to straighten my leg, or suspend my leg in the air, flexed or not.
Knee pain: This sounds like chondromalaciae patella. (softening of cartilage behind kneecap). A month of physical therapy with ultrasound and therapeutic exercises can diminish pain and restore pain-free motion. If the pain persists then MRI could be necessary to determine if you have a meniscus or cruciate ligament injury. (which could be the culprit of the kneecap pain). Good luck.See 1 more doctor answer
Sharp shooting pain behind right knee & calf when I walk started yesterday & Occasional first 3 toes go numb. What could be wrong? Home relief?
Calf pain: Pain behind the knee on walking, if not due to a strain, could be due to an inflammed muscle or tendon. Less likely would be a vein inflammation (phlebitis) or cyst. Numbness in the toes could be from a pinched nerve. See an orthopedic surgeon if symptoms persist or worsen. Cold or heat applications, liniment and, if you can take them, NSAIDS like ibuprofen rMay help.
Active, age 41. Developed sharp knee pain (not constant--totally fine most of time then "shooting pain" occasionally) in kneecap area. Tendonitis?
Could be a good -: -possibility, but a hands on exam and imaging by an orthopedic surgeon will give you an answer. No an emergency but get in to be seen.
Lower back pain is causing shooting pain referred leg and hip and knee pain. What can I do for relief?
I have arthritis in my knee. Along with the knee pain I have shooting pain down my leg towards the ankle. Can arthritis cause pain down the leg?
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.
See doctor: Shooting pain in the leg is sometimes referred to as sciatica. It may be caused by inflammation of one of the spinal nerves. Without treatment, the pain can be quite debilitating. There are many possible treatment options including medications, pt, and injections. The option I have found to be most helpful is injection of local anesthetic and steroid directly onto the inflamed nerve.
I am getting a shooting pain in my right knee only when kneeling on it, it's very sharp and painfull, otherwise my knee is fine. What is the cause?
Probably bursitis: Knee pain especially on kneeling is suggestive of bursitis most likely prepatellar bursitis. There are numerous fluid filled sacs on the knee joint that help lubricate it. Sometimes they get inflamed. Rest and and applying ice can help. A consultation with a physician may be warranted to do further work up such as ordering x-rays to rule out possible fracture.
I have a sharp shooting pain going from my toes up to my knee, I can barely move my leg it hurts so badly. What do I do?
LEG PAIN WITH WEAK: THIS IS A SITUATION IN WHICH A MEDICAL WORKUP WILL NEED TO BE PEFORMED ASAP. PLEASE CALL YOUR INTERNIST THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, AND OBTAIN AN APPOINTMENT FOR COMPLETE EVALUATION OF THIS COMPLAINT.
Sharp shooting pain in leg on right side of knee on right leg tonight. Some may be other places other nights, now it is going up my thigh.
When I lay on my back and lift my left leg up straight not bending my knee I get sharp shooting pain in my lower back. I also can't stand straight up.
Back sprain: The pain on straight leg raising is indicative of either ligament tears and laxity in the lumbar spine or sacroiliac problems with weak ligaments. It might also involve an inflammation of a lumbar disc and nerve root irritation. Visit www. Proloshot. Com or www. Aaomed. Org to find a doctor who does prolotherapy as the ideal treatment to rectify this problem.
Sharp shooting pain in groin area when I raise knee or squat to stand. Feels like a pop and leg buckles. Only on rt side. Wakes me up! Possible cause?
This evening had shooting pain on outer part of knee. Upon inspection, I saw swelling behind my knee, really more my upper calf. Pain in L leg but there is also swelling at upper, outer part of R calf too. L is more painful to the touch. Could this be th
I have a sharp shooting pain going from my right hip to my right knee what could it be should I be worried or see a doctor?
See Your Doctor: Most likely no need to worry, but you should see your doctor about diagnosing it and getting it treated, so that you don't have the pain. It may be due to the iliotibial band, in which case therapy will help resolve and prevent the issue.See 1 more doctor answer
Every night as I'm sleeping I experience a sharp shooting pain from the back of my left knee (only) disperse down to my foot and cause shock like pain?
Left knee: Please start with a someone who will take you to the Emergency facility where they will carefully examine your knee. Lab test and/or xrays will be done. The doctors will discuss this with and make decisions about best care - either in the ER or in the hospital. Hope all goes well!
I have sharp shooting pain from my hip down through the leg. Sometimes above my knee through the leg feels like it's going through my bone. Could it be sciatica? I've had some tingling too and have been sitting a lot.
Anti Thrombin 3 deficiency had achy calves now getting sharp shooting pain from upper inner thigh to knee, worried if sign of another dvt?
Yes: You are at high risk of forming deep vein thrombi given your pro-thrombotic state. CAll 911 and go the nearest ER immediately for evaluation.
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