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Sharp Shooting Pain In Back Of Knee
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?
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.
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Active, age 41. Developed sharp knee pain (not constant--totally fine most of time then "shooting pain" occasionally) in kneecap area. Tendonitis?
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?
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.
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.
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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.
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I have a shooting pain at the back of my knee. Like an electric current zapping through. Painful and awkwardly uncomfortable. Happens mainly at night?
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. ...Read more
I had my girlfriend rub my back last night because I couldn't get comfortable or lessen the pain no matter which position I was in. When she started Rubbing my spine right above my tailbone a shooting pain went down my thigh and into my knee. I get no re
Pnched nerve: Could be in a muscle in you buttocks, such as the periformis muscle which is known to pinch the sciatic nerve and cause sciatica, but can also be coming from a disk in your back. Instability due to disk disease can cause muscle spasms in the buttocks, so I would look into getting an MRI of your back if you can ...Read more
I feel a shooting pain at the back of my knee and knee feels tight. Could this be a tear or sprain?
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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.
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. ...Read more
I feel stabbing / shooting pain in the back of my knee and lasted a minute or so. I had knee replacement 5 mos ago?
See physician: If this pain is ongoing and recurrent please check with your physician ...Read more
I sprained my ACL a few weeks back now I am having shooting pain from my ankle to my knee and can't bear weight on it could this be related?
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?
Multiple symptoms: See u orthopaedist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I am experiencing shooting pain at the back of my knee cap for almost a week now. Is this because of the varicose or dvt?
See a physician: Pain at the back of the kneecap can be you to multiple reasons which includes joint and ligament problems, nerve problems, DVT, varicose veins and bakers cyst you should consult an orthopedic physician who can diagnose your problem by physical examination and imaging studies like x-rays or MRI if indicated. ...Read more
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