Doctor insights on:
Shooting Pain In Bunion
I am 36 male with flat feet and bunions, sometimes when I walk I get a shooting pain, what can I do about it without surgury?
Well, I am a: Neurologist, so I always want to blame this type of thing on carpal tunnel syndrome; however, if you are having pain, I would ask if you fell onto your hand recently and make sure that you did not fracture a bone in your hand. Check with your regular doctor first, take it from there. ...Read more
Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more
Arm pain: Most important to find out why you have the arm pain. It could be several different things. If it is chronic or long standing, it should be worked up. Your doctor will consider nerve trauma, nerve irritation, disc herniation, spinal pathology, nerve entrapment, neuropathy, vascular problems, heart issues, metabolic disturbances and many other conditions. Best to find out and treat the source! ...Read more
A frontal region headache can range from an annoyance to completely debilitating condition. Common causes for frontal headache are underlying conditions like tension type headache, frontal sinusitis, giant cell arteritis or migraine.
Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for the proper treatment. ...Read more
Cevical issue: Although your question is incomplete, the first that thing to consider is what are the other associated symptoms. Some patients who has this complaint maybe cardiac in origin. Such as ischemia. Assuming this is not the case, then another potential source is cervical radiculopathy, an irritation of the nerves arising from the cervical spine. An imaging study ordered by your doctor will help. ...Read more
Cervical spine?: There are multiple possible causes. A common cause is an irritated nerve in the neck or cervical spine. Other possible causes include a shoulder problem, brachial plexus injury, and referred pain from an internal medical problem. If the symptoms persist or are associated with other symptoms, consult a physician. ...Read more
Anti-inflammatory: Sharp neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more
Depends on the cause:
See your pcp or an orthopod to have it evaluated.
Good luck. ...Read more
Seek Evaluation: There are many possible causes of these symptoms. An appropriate othopaedic or neurosurgical evaluation is indicated if these symptoms persists. ...Read more
Many Options: Radiculitis can be treated with various medications, including burst dose of oral steroids, medications, injections, neuropathic medicines, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, as well as manipulation. Treatment option (s) will depend on the cause (s) of your " pinched nerve." ...Read more
It depends.: One of the most common causes of these symptoms in a person your age is sciatica. Sciatica simply means leg pain from a low back problem. The nerves located in the lower back can be affected by arthritic changes or disc abnormalities. The condition can be very painful and disabling, but is usually treated successfully without surgery. ...Read more
Various causes: Your description does not provide many details regarding the pain, duration, frequency, and location. It may be meralgia paresthetica, also called lateral femoral cutaneous neuropathy, but it is hard to know based on your sentence. Please seek evaluation by your primary care provider for further management. ...Read more
RLE shooting pain: Lumbar radiculopathy, diabetic amyotrophy, compartment syndrome, and less likely vascular (ischemia or claudication) and nerve entrapment or compression are all considerations without knowing more. At 80-years young, risk for a more serious underlying factor is higher. Also, things tend to present differently in the geriatric population. If new problem, er visit is suggested. ...Read more
Altered wrist mechanics from a cartilage or ligament tear can cause abnormal, and normally painful clicking around the wrist after trauma.
Some nonpainful clicking around the wrist can be normal as long as they do not impede motion or cause discomfort.
Given your pain you likely need xrays and a good evaluation by a trained professional. ...Read more