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I have a sharp stabbing pain in my right ankle when the weather gets cold. Could well have broken it about 5 years ago when I fell off a ladder?

I have a sharp stabbing pain in my right ankle when the weather gets cold. Could well have broken it about 5 years ago when I fell off a ladder?

Get it checked out: After a bad sprain or fracture of the ankle, the joint can deteriorate and lead to traumatic arthritis. Seeing a podiatrist or orthopedist can diagnose this and other problems. X-rays of the ankle help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Whenever I walk my ankle pops&i get a sharp pain&whenever I lean on my wrist to brace myself I get a horrible stabbing pain. Possible causes?

Whenever I walk my ankle pops&i get a sharp pain&whenever I lean on my wrist to brace myself I get a horrible stabbing pain. Possible causes?

Location: Of the popping is important to helping figure a diagnosis. For example if it occurs on the outside it may be your peroneal tendons popping out from the retinaculum. In either case you have pain and hence should see a doctor. See an orthopedist as they can take care of your wrist issue as well. ...Read more

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Hi I have Si joint pain or piriformis, sharp pain in back, stabbing pain in thigh and calf it doesn't travel. Now stabbing pain in front ankle, related?

Hi I have Si joint pain or piriformis, sharp pain in back, stabbing pain in thigh and calf it doesn't travel. Now stabbing pain in front ankle, related?

Sciatica?: In my experience, "SI joint" and "Piriformis" syndromes are commonly over-diagnosed by mistake.

Instead, I do see a lot of cases of sciatica from degenerate discs and pinched nerves in the lumbar spine. From your description, I wonder if you might have a pinched L5 nerve in your lumbar spine.

http://www. Spine-health. Com/conditions/spine-anatomy/all-about-l5-s1-lumbosacral-joint ...Read more

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Swelling on top of left foot and sharp stabbing pain between pinkie toe and toe next to pinkie tightness and swelling around ankle no feeling in rt lg?

Swelling on top of left foot and sharp stabbing pain between pinkie toe and toe next to pinkie tightness and swelling around ankle no feeling in rt lg?

You have multiple: Issues going on hat may not be related at all and you really should go to he doctor to be evaluated. The pinky toe issue could be an interdigital corn or fungus, no feeling in your right leg only sounds like you may have a nerve impingement somewhere, pain to the top of the foot would need a clinical exam and possible xrays as hat is too broad a complaint. ...Read more

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I have a sharp stabbing pain going up my left leg. What could it be?

Acute leg pain needs: Acute leg pain can be soft tissue injury or venous or radiating pain. Need a good examination by your Dr. ...Read more

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What can I do about sharp, stabbing pain in arch of foot?

Have it evaluated: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. The treatment varies depending on the cause. ...Read more

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Need some advice. I have sharp, stabbing pain in arch of foot?

Need some advice. I have sharp, stabbing pain in arch of foot?

Black and blue?: Is pain in a specific spot or in a general area? Are you a runner? Did you have a trauma? Is it on the outside or underside of your arch? Here is a reference that might help (note plantar fasciitis and stress fracture)http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptoms/foot-pain/basics/causes/sym-20050792. ...Read more

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My left foot toes have sharp stabbing pain and they occur every five minutes, but only for a few seconds, what may be the cause?

My left foot toes have sharp stabbing pain and they occur every five minutes, but only for a few seconds, what may be the cause?

Painful left toes: How long have you had these symptoms? Any h/o diabetes, trauma to your left lower limb, back symptoms associated with toes pain? A test, "EMG & NCS" looks at how your nerves and muscles of your left leg function from the spine to the toes. This non invasive test can usually provide more insight into why you have the localized nerve type symptoms. Good tx (not narcs) exists for this type of pain. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in lower right side back. Radiates into hip. Hurts most when bending or lifting leg to step. Chiro closed till July 14th. Help??

See details: It is likely an acute lumbosacral strain. Forget the chiropractor. A 16 year old needs a detailed evaluation to determine the cause of recurrent back pain. See a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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I have a sharp stabbing pain in my left calf muscle in my left leg, what could it be?

I have a sharp stabbing pain in my left calf muscle in my left leg, what could it be?

Calf pain: This can be many things.
could be anything from a blood clot, muscle strain, herniated disc (sciatica) or other things.
If it continues you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Right leg (on rare occasions) sharp stabbing pain initiating to the rear of thigh radiating or transmitting to the foot.

Right leg (on rare occasions) sharp stabbing pain initiating to the rear of thigh radiating or transmitting to the foot.

Sciatica: Sounds like this could be a sign of sciatica. Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body. This could be a sign you have a herniated disk or spinal anomalies which may require physical therapy and a spine physician eval. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain on outside of rt. Leg calf ~5 CM below knee for 2 yrs. Started after going for a tennis shot. Neg. Mri back & calf. 55 yo female?

Sharp stabbing pain on outside of rt. Leg calf ~5 CM below knee for 2 yrs. Started after going for a tennis shot. Neg. Mri back & calf. 55 yo female?

Need exam...: This is obviously difficult to answer w/o an examination. Gastroc muscle strain from 2 yrs ago should be healed by now unless u keep re- injuring it and could be missed possibly on MRI. Fibular stress fx., peroneal nerve injury and other less common diagnoses are in differential dx. See a board certified ors in your area for examination and/or get another opinion. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sharp shooting, stabbing pain left leg when walking, arching back, straightening leg. Also numb in area. What can cause, why suddenly without injury?

Sharp shooting, stabbing pain left leg when walking, arching back, straightening leg. Also numb in area. What can cause, why suddenly without injury?

Spinal problem.: With all that put together, my first thought would be an issue with your spine, perhaps a disc herniation or spinal stenosis. You may benefit from an X-ray of the lumbar spine with flexion and extension views along with an MRI of the spine to begin the investigation. ...Read more

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While playing basketball, I jumped and landed on what seemed like a hard rock. I experienced a sharp stabbing pain on the arch area of my foot. I have?

Have an exam: It may be a bruise that will hurt till it heals or there may have been more tissue damage. An exam should lead to answers and steps toward relief. Hope it feels better soon. ...Read more

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What is causing my "hip to pop"? Translation: extreme sharp stabbing pain in groin area where right leg meets inner thigh. Pain lasts apx 3secs

What is causing my "hip to pop"? Translation: extreme sharp stabbing pain in groin area where right leg meets inner thigh. Pain lasts apx 3secs

Popping hip: Arthritis, tight ligaments, muscle spasms, piriformis syndrome - most common. Or sciatica. Sciatica usually runs pain down the back of the leg. The inner thigh usually a nerve - obturator nerve - gets pinched and radiates symptoms down the inside of the thigh.
Go see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Right leg (on rare occasions) sharp stabbing pain initiating to the rear of thigh radiating or transmitting to the foot. Burning stinging sensation.

Right leg (on rare occasions) sharp stabbing pain initiating to the rear of thigh radiating or transmitting to the foot. Burning stinging sensation.

Lumbar radiculopathy: Is a possible diagnosis, and needs to be confirmed by a physical examination and imaging. See your doctor for an evaluation. A nerve might be compressed due to degenerative changes of the spine. ...Read more

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I keep getting sharp stabbing pain in the heels of my feet and in my calf muscle only on my right leg with a little swelling. What could be causing it? And what can I do to get it to stop?

Heel andCalf pain: Your shoes may not be allowing enough midfoot support. Arch supports may help. Calf pain can be from suboptimal shoe heel height and from low potassium as well as other cuases. A podiatrist may prove helpful as well as ice packs to heels 15 mins 3x/dy. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pains from left jaw, upper arm, ribs, butt cheeks, thigh, outer leg & foot feels like it is bound, stabbing pain from top to bottom!!

Sharp stabbing pains from left jaw, upper arm, ribs, butt cheeks, thigh, outer leg & foot feels like it is bound, stabbing pain from top to bottom!!

These symptoms: Are highly unusual. They may indicate a systemic illness or severe metabolic abnormality. You need to be seen by a health care provider and examined as well as have blood testing. Don't wait, make an appointment today. ...Read more

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Hi I have a stabbing pain in my ankle which last for a couple of seconds then goes for a few minutes then comes back. I have no swelling.

Hi I have a stabbing pain in my ankle which last for a couple of seconds then goes for a few minutes then comes back. I have no swelling.

Ankle issue: Ankle pain is one of the symptoms that can lead to many different condition in lower extremity area. From what you mentioned as stabbing pain, most of the time it's nerve related. However, it could be a response from tendinitis from shoe wear or activities. My next question is when this kind of sensation occurs - day time or night time, resting or after walking, etc... ...Read more

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I have a really bad stabbing pain in my right ankle and twisted it three times when I was walking earlier it comes and goes every ten minutes?

I have a really bad stabbing pain in my right ankle and twisted it three times when I was walking earlier it comes and goes every ten minutes?

I would recommend: A visit to a foot/ankle doctor. A clinical exam and possible diagnostic imaging to determine extent of injury would be prudent. ...Read more