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Common causes for shooting pain from hip to knee?

Common causes for shooting pain from hip to knee?

Nerve or Muscle: This could be referred pain from a nerve that is irritated in your back. It also could be pain from hip bursitis or another condition called iliotibial band syndrome. If you symptoms have not improved over a few weeks, then go discuss with your Doc. A course of physical therapy may help. ...Read more

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What to do for shooting pain from hip joint along hip flexor or from knee to hip on same leg? Not constant, but occassional when exercising?

What to do for shooting pain from hip joint along hip flexor or from knee to hip on same leg? Not constant, but occassional when exercising?

See Ortho surgeon: A history/ physical exam by an ors should be able to give u the correct dx. When exercising it could be muscle or tendon irritation, nerve irritation from your back, or possibly an early arthritic hip condition which can refer pain to the knee....Based soley on your hx. And age I would examine your hip closely and x-ray the affected hip... ...Read more

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After fall hip, knee and ankle, shooting pain, what is that nerve?

After fall hip, knee and ankle, shooting pain, what is that nerve?

Likely: Get checked by neurologist. May need some tests run like nerve conduction study. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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Shooting pain from my knee going to my ankle and up to my hip one constant throbbing. Disabled vet tore tenders that held one cap center 8 years ago.

Shooting pain from my knee going to my ankle and up to my hip one constant throbbing. Disabled vet tore tenders that held one cap center 8 years ago.

Knee Hip Ankle Pain: Post traumatic changes at your knee appears to be affecting the linked joints above and below it (ankle and hip). Your gait has most likely been off over time too. Can even involve other structures like the lowest part of you back. Talk to your PCP about reassessing your knee first and work up the other linked structures from there. ...Read more

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Severe sporadic shooting pain in left thigh, wraps down from hip, across anterior thigh into medial thigh just above knee. Possibly a blood clot?

Could be: Venous problem, nerve problem, or infection, difficult to tell without more details and examination. You should see your doctor for accurate diagnosis, b/c treatment is different for each of these conditions. ...Read more

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Lower back pain is causing shooting pain referred leg and hip and knee pain. What can I do for relief?

See details: Your description suggests you have sciatica which is due to a nerve root compression in your back. Try rest, heat to the area and aleve (naproxen). If the problem persists, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Shooting pain that started from my left knee up to my hip. Happened while I was stretching my legs. Hip feels like its bruised inside when I touch it.

Shooting pain that started from my left knee up to my hip. Happened while I was stretching my legs. Hip feels like its bruised inside when I touch it.

Leg pain: It is hard to make a diagnosis without proper examination. However, some sensory nerves in the thigh may be entrapped under the inguinal ligament causing discomfort in the lateral aspect of the thigh. This could be triggered by leg stretching. Check with your physician proper diagnosis and treatment. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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My dad has stabbing pain in his rt hip joint with shooting pain along the side of the thigh till his knee he did an x-ray on the joint (normal)?

Maybe pinched nerve: Hip disease can give you leg pain but usually in top of thigh. Pain down the side of thigh could be pinched L5 nerve. An MRI of Lumbar Spine is the best image to see pinched nerve and a Spine Surgeon is the best physician to rule this out. ...Read more

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I have severe hip pain and can hardy move my left leg. I have constant shooting pain from hip down. I also have back pain What should I do?

Disc disease/injury: Low back pain radiating down the leg is called sciatica. Given the severity of your complaint, you need to be evaluated by a local doctor, get an xray, and go to physical therapy and take ibuprofen or Naproxen for a month. If not improved, then get an MRI. If exam warrants an MRI early on, your local doctor will get it ordered. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a shooting pain starting in my hip and running down my leg?

What does it mean if I have a shooting pain starting in my hip and running down my leg?

Sciatica: A common cause for the type of "shooting pain" described is an injury to the sciatic nerve. Anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy are common treatments for nerve injuries, but the best treatment is to start off with a trip to a neurologist's office for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm getting a sharp shooting pain in my right hip is this due to my left leg being slightly shorterthan the other?

I'm getting a sharp shooting pain in my right hip is this due to my left leg being slightly shorterthan the other?

Sacroiliac: If there is a leg length discrepancy, there may be irritation of the sacroiliac joint. This would produce sharp, stabbing pain in the hip/ buttock which can radiate to the groin or upper leg. It would also cause you to lean on the opposite hip to relieve the stress. Other related causes include gluteal strain, and piriformis syndrome. ...Read more

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I have really bad shooting pain in myright leg and constant in lower back and hip from a car acc. In 2011 from breaking my femur now its always restle?

Differentiate: Between post traumatic femur pain and back pain. You may have injured something in your lumbar spine as well that could be contributing to nerve irritation, lending itself to shooting pains and restlessness. A good physical exam should be able to tell you which it is or if its a combo of both. Ask your physician about treatment modalities from pt to medications such as Gabapentin which can help. ...Read more

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Woke in middle of the night with a shooting pain just below left hip on outside of my leg. Can hardly walk this morning. Have I pulled a muscle?

Woke in middle of the night with a shooting pain just below left hip on outside of my leg. Can hardly walk this morning. Have I pulled a muscle?

See you physician: There are several things that might cause these symptoms; for example, si joint pain can be experienced in the hip and leg, s1 nerve root inflammation can do the same, a herniated disc might cause it and, of course, trochanteric bursitis. The good news is, each of these conditions is treatable once a diagnosis has been established. If you do have bursitis, I would add a daily stretching program. ...Read more

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What does this mean: T1-2: Mild anterior mixed spondylotic disc displacement? I have shooting pain into my arm and down from my hip into my leg.

Needs evaluation: Generally speaking, mild disc issues are fairly common on imaging such as MRI. The question of shooting pain in the arm and leg requires a more detailed evaluation of cervical spine (neck) and Lumbar spine (lower back) including possible MRI to rule out any major disc issues. ...Read more

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Bad pain in hip When moving or exercising sends shooting pain down leg esp bad when running had to stop exercising?

Bad pain in hip When moving or exercising sends shooting pain down leg esp bad when running had to stop exercising?

Hip pain: Could be bursitis, tendonitis or arthritis amongst other reasons. Try stretching and OTC anti-inflammatory medication. Consult with your doctor if not better in 1-2 weeks. Best wishes getting back to your exercise routine. ...Read more

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Have mild scoliosis (11degree thoracic), uneven hips. My right hip is pulled up and back. I get a shooting pain down my left buttocks/leg. What to do?

Have mild scoliosis (11degree thoracic), uneven hips. My right hip is pulled up and back. I get a shooting pain down my left buttocks/leg. What to do?

Scoliosis: Should see your primary care and get a referral for pt. You could also try some anti -inflammatories like advil or aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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I have hypermobility in all of body. When walking I will occasionally have shooting pain at top of leg where connects to pelvis, what could it be?

I have hypermobility in all of body. When walking I will occasionally have shooting pain at top of leg where connects to pelvis, what could it be?

Could be hip: At that location consider hip, muscle of thigh or knee. Each of the joints are limber so we coudl see this. Have you had dislocating joints? Your physicain can help evaluate this ...Read more

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Severe pain i, have had this pain which i, thought was my groin area for about 3 months, I get a shooting pain near my inner groin and pelvis area when i, lift up my right leg, it is only my right side not my left side that hurts. I, can't sleep at night

Hello.: Hello. Since this has been evaluated, no problem has been identified that requires surgery and medication is not working, recommend you consider medical acupuncture to augment your treatment. There are more md's and do's being trained in acupuncture through out the us. This can often provide assistance in functional problems when western medicine sometimes can't. I am a western trained physician, but I am so glad that acupuncture provides me with other ways to help my patients with pain. Take care. ...Read more

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What should I do to relieve the shooting pain in my knee?

Shooting Knee Pain: "shooting" knee pain can come from: arthritis. Torn meniscus. Trauma to the knee cap. A bursitis around the knee (pes anserine). Trapping of a little fold of the joint lining in the joint crease. Of these I think the most likely cause of a transient "shooting" pain would be a torn, or partially torn, meniscus (cartilage). Which side of the joint is affected will help pin down the cause. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp shooting pain behind knee and behind thigh?

What could cause sharp shooting pain behind knee and behind thigh?

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

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I have shooting pain in my left leg behind knee. What can I do to ease the pain?

I have shooting pain in my left leg behind knee. What can I do to ease the pain?

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. ...Read more

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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?

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