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Shooting Pain In Upper Left Thigh
Shooting pain in left upper thigh...Radiates near groin area. Comes and goes at all different times? Workout regularly and healthy 29/f.
I woke up with a sharp shooting pain that starts at the top of my left thigh and shoots down my leg. I haven't done any strenuous activities.
Various Causes: Radicular pain, or nerve pain or other neuropathic pain manifests as burning, sharp, shooting, electricity-like pain, which can extend to the area along the nerve. Causes her radicular pain can be due to degenerative disc disease, degenerative joint disease, compression at the inguinal ligament (meralgia paresthetica). This can also cause by strain, sprain of the area, or other vascular problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a sporadic shooting pain in my inner left thigh near my groin. I feel it for a few sec mainly while seated. Is this something to worry about?
Yes: Please see your doctor for an examination. ...Read more
Sporadic shooting pain in my inner left thigh near my groin, feel it 6-8 times/day & lasts a few secs, mainly while seated. Any indication what it is?
Talk to your doctor: That pain could be caused by a number of things. However, at your age, the most likely reason could be intermittent compression of a branch of the sciatic nerve on that side. You should be examined first, and if your doctor feels that nerve compression could be there, an MRI could be helpful. If there is a disc herniation, and the pain is persistent and severe, an epidural injection could help. ...Read more
Radiating pain in left thigh. From anterior to posterior thigh, shin and calf. I've had many negative ultrasounds on leg. Should I worry of blood clot?
Unlikely: If you have had negative ultrasound exams I think it would be unlikely due to a blood clot. I would recommend discussing other potential causes such as sciatica with your regular physician. A thorough examination may reveal some hints. Further imaging of the low back may be indicated. ...Read more
Sharp radiating pain in left thigh, muscle spasms in left leg, left leg very restless at times. Left arm strong ache in it with hand tingling. Only 22?
I have constant pain in my left knee, dull and achy, with intermittent shooting pain up my thigh, and causes me to limp, especially after sitting.?
Depends: Knee and thigh pain can actually come from an issue within the hip. Do you have any hip pain? The only way to tell is to get an exam and evaluate both the knee and hip joints. I cannot give you a direct answer to what is causing your pain without more information and a physical exam. See your doctor to get to a more accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
I have shooting pain inner thigh/groin area everytime I stand up, sit down, walk, lay down (anytime I move my left leg) when I stay still I'm fine?
Strain: You have likely strained a muscle or ligament in your leg. Please see your health provider if the problem persists. ...Read more
I get a cramping shooting pain while walking only, in my left inner thigh groin area, about 8 times a day and gradually getting worse. 36 weeks preggo.
SI JOINT dx. Went to PT yesterday, they did traction. Now left buttocks and leg numb to mid thigh. Shooting pain also. Cant bend Why no mri? What to
More than SI joint: Your new symptoms are classic for a nerve in your low back being compressed. I would suggest treatment for same. MRI might confirm the cause but bottom line the nerve needs to be uncompressed. Hopefully you can find help for same. You have a form of sciatica and the numbness implies more serious nerve compression. Most likely the L5 nerve root. Some Relief is appropriate to seek soon. ...Read more
I have a shooting pain in my left leg. It's hard to find a comfortable position while laying in bed. What can I do to address this?
What does it mean when my leg tingles every once in a while I also get a shooting pain in my left leg every once in a while too?
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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