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When I put pressure on my right foot, why do I get a tight/shooting pain in my leg?

When I put pressure on my right foot, why do I get a tight/shooting pain in my leg?

Nerve impingement?: An impinged long nerve in your foot, when pressed could cause your symptoms of nerve pain running up your leg. The source of impingement is the question: could be a cyst, a swollen ligament or tendon, a bone spur, or a calcification. You need to get your PCP to take a look and refer you to an orthopedist for evaluation and imaging. ...Read more

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How can I stop the shooting pain that starts in the arch of my left foot going up my leg? Please help I can't sleep at night.

How can I stop the shooting pain that starts in the arch of my left foot going up my leg? Please help I can't sleep at night.

Try wearing: A night splint. This will keep your foot at 90 degrees or more acute to the leg. This should prevent arch from cramping. This brace is meant to be worn when sleeping and not while walking. ...Read more

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Can a nerve block performed for surgery cause "sciatica" the excruciating sharp shooting pain from my butt down through my leg and foot?

Can a nerve block performed for surgery cause "sciatica" the excruciating sharp shooting pain from my butt down through my leg and foot?

Hard to say: Many times if you have post procedure pain it can last a few days up to 1-2 weeks. If you are not feeling better, ask your doctor if they might give you something for this pain for the next few days while you wait to see surgeon. ...Read more

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Respond ASAP sever leg and back pain sharp shooting pain in my feet. What should I do been going on since March the foot pain started 4 days ago?

Respond ASAP sever leg and back pain sharp shooting pain in my feet. What should I do been going on since March the foot pain started 4 days ago?

Pain: Any time that pain is referred to as severe is an indication for an evaluation. See your neurologist or internist - whoever you can see first. Now that the pain is severe don't wait. ...Read more

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My legs and feet have been swollen for over a year. I have just been told that I have lymphedema. The only thing about that is that I have a terrible shooting pain. What should I do?

My legs and feet have been swollen for over a year. I have just been told that I have lymphedema. The only thing about that is that I have a terrible shooting pain. What should I do?

Most commonly: Cause by removal of or damage if lymph node by cancer. Do you have cancer or cancer treatment? Symptoms are tightness and aching/discomfort, decrease range of motion, hardening of the skin, infections. Cancer, infections like parasites, surgery and congenital causes. Terrible pain not common but in theory peripheral neuropathy and compartment syndrome a possibility. See your physician asap. ...Read more

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I get this shooting pain in my legs in the middle of the night that will make my feet cramp and stiffen. It is very painful. What can it be?

I get this shooting pain in my legs in the middle of the night that will make my feet cramp and stiffen. It is very painful. What can it be?

Couple of things: Nocturnal symptoms only, make one think of Restless leg syndrome but that shouldn't lead to cramping. Lumbar spine issues can lead to leg pain with cramps. You will need to talk with your doc and get an MRI on your back and possibly other studies to identify the cause of your leg symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a sharp shooting pain in the arch of my left foot that's shooting to my big toe then back up my left leg causing a lot of discomfort.?

I have a sharp shooting pain in the arch of my left foot that's shooting to my big toe then back up my left leg causing a lot of discomfort.?

Mapping the nerves: There are several nerve-centers (hubs) of nerves crowded into our feet (and hands). They were useful for our ancestors' (barefoot lifestyle). The networks incl some w/ connections to distant parts/organs. So, it origin can be elsewhere, but a serious foot massage can help. See accupuncture/pressure charts - reflexology, too. Western neurology or orthopedic pros may also help. Wear proper shoes! ...Read more

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24f, my left foot is throbbing just sitting there and hurts on my right side when I move my foot/toes get a shooting pain up to my leg an can't walk.?

24f, my left foot is throbbing just sitting there and hurts on my right side when I move my foot/toes get a shooting pain up to my leg an can't walk.?

I would have it: Evaluated as there are many possibilities from a neuropathy as you mention shooting pain, a tendonitis as it travels. The fact it is throbbing generally connotates some degree of swelling. The fact, you can't walk implies pain is severe. See your foot doc or orthopod. ...Read more

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I had a slip and fall about 3 months ago. I have right lower back pain. I also have tingling in my left leg and foot with shooting pain and itchiness?

I had a slip and fall about 3 months ago. I have right lower back pain. I also have tingling in my left leg and foot with shooting pain and itchiness?

Be seen: You may have a "pinched nerve" in your back.
Look out for weakness in the leg and foot as well as bowel or bladder control issues as these may be signs of a severe nerve injury.
A doctor can examine you and gauge the severity of your issue and devise a plan for your evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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2 herniated discs, l4-s1, annular tears, osteoarthritis, leg pain& numbness, sharp shooting pain down leg into foot. Questions for back surgeon?

2 herniated discs, l4-s1, annular tears, osteoarthritis, leg pain& numbness, sharp shooting pain down leg into foot. Questions for back surgeon?

Answer: If the pain, weakness and or numbness cannot be controlled with pain medication, stretching exercises, and other nonoperative management, I recommend you see a spine specialist for further recommendations. Severe pain, bowel/bladder incontinence, sudden change in sensation/motor function may require emergent evaluation. ...Read more

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Burning in legs pain in legs shooting pain, vains hurt in arms and in legs when I push my vain in my foot it shoots up to my knee the pain what is it

Burning in legs pain in legs shooting pain, vains hurt in arms and in legs when I push my vain in my foot it shoots up to my knee the pain what is it

See your physician: Burning and shooting pain in the lower extremities is most often due to a nerve problem (peripheral neuropathy or radiculopathy. Pain in veins often represents thrombophlebitis of the deep veins or superficial venous system...usually localized to one extremity. Pain involving multiple areas is unusual but can occur. You need to be examined by your physician for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Left ankle swells after I work out. Foot tingles and shooting pain down leg from back. I have flat feet too. Xray & ultrasound normal. What is this?

Arch support: Not enough history given. If the pain starts in your buttock and goes all of the way down the leg to your foot then it is likely a radiculopathy--problem with a lumbar disc. If pain just in lower leg and foot could be just a foot problem but possibly still involve lumbar disc. Get good arch supports/better shoes to see if that helps. If not, see your doctor--possibly have lumbar spine MRI done ...Read more