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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?

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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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?

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! ...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?

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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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?

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?

Not commonly: You maybe having symptoms from your lumbar spine. At age 30, you are on average too young to develop significant arthritis in your knee. There is a chance your knee pain and leg pain is coming from your back. Go see an orthopaedic surgeon or spinal specialist. ...Read more

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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

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

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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. ...Read more

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Lower back knee joints and hip joints are shooting pain very severe?

Lower back knee joints and hip joints are shooting pain very severe?

Multiple symptoms : See u orthopaedist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Diagnose in 2014 with arthritis in neck/back and lumbar spondylosis.Having swelling in lower back/ ankle/knee /muscle spasms/shooting pain down leg?

Diagnose in 2014 with arthritis in neck/back and lumbar spondylosis.Having swelling in lower back/ ankle/knee /muscle spasms/shooting pain down leg?

I would see a back: specialist, such as spine orthopedic or neurosurgeon, for sciatica and spinal stenosis in the lumbar spine. You will need MRI and/or CT myelograms. If left untreated or undiagnosed, spinal stenosis will debilitate you and push towards non-elective surgery which is never a good thing. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Why does my knee feel stiff and when i bend it i get a shooting pain going up my thy?

Why does my knee feel stiff and when i bend it i get a shooting pain going up my thy?

Without knowing : Your Physical exam and X-ray finding, it is probably related to have knee inflammation with possible knee effusion and could cause nerve irritation or compression of tibial or common fibular nerve that extend upward. ...Read more

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I have sharp shooting pain in my left inner thigh just above knee what is that?

I have sharp shooting pain in my left inner thigh just above knee what is that?

Shooting pains: Without a good History and physical/clinical exam it is tough to say. Common causes could include arthritis, a pinching nerve, phlebitis, muscle strain, etc. etc. Get the area assessed by a good health care provider. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My ankles are very swollen and painful. I feel shooting pain up to my knees. Any advice would be appreciated.

My ankles are very swollen and painful. I feel shooting pain up to my knees. Any advice would be appreciated.

Hard to comment: There are many potential causes for swelling in the ankles. A physical exam and more background information is needed to begin to differentiate. In the meantime, cold compress and elevation when possible may provide some short-term relief. ...Read more

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My uncle is 50yrs. He got healthcheck up done. everything is fine. While walking he is getting shooting pain in knees only. Why?

My uncle is 50yrs. He got healthcheck up done. everything is fine. While walking he is getting shooting pain in knees only. Why?

Arthritis: Regular checkup doesn't evaluate for arthritis typically. Sounds like degenerative arthritis if the knees or meniscus tear. Needs an Orthopaedic exam., X-rays and possibly MRI. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Need to be checked: Not enough information to advice you what it could be.But having said that it needs to be evaluated with comprehensive history and physical exam and imaging like x-rays and/or MRI .Only than we will know the cause of your pain and appropriate treatment. ...Read more