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Shooting Pain Right Leg
Swollen hands/fingers/tightness in right hand, tingling in face, shooting pain down right leg and arm every so often. Stiffness in body, female 31years?
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
I have a sharp shooting pain in my right leg it only happens when im on my menstrual i can barely walk?
Inflammation: Depending on where you are getting the pain, this could be related to the psoas muscle getting inflamed in its course through the pelvis or from a nerve getting irritated in your back or pelvis. Have your gyn rule out any pelvic issues, then see a physiatrist (doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation) for further work-up and treatment. ...Read more
My roommate had full body aches yesterday and her stomache hurts, she has pain on her right side and she gets shooting pain down her right leg.
To ER: Do not know the relationship between the onset of body and stomach aches, but the pain you are describing strongly suggest irritation of a nerve root exiting from the lumbar spine. This can be caused by many things, most commonly a bulging intraspinous disc. She needs to go to student health service or to an ER right away, and needs to thank you for your concern. ...Read more
Have severe headache with stiff neck and back pain, shooting pain down my right leg. Is this something I should worry about?
Possibly: You are describing a fairly broad range of symptoms which are likely unrelated. If any of your symptoms are debilitating or have persisted for more than several day, then you should see a physician for further evaluation/treatment. If you have had a fever associated with your headache and stiff neck, you should seek immediate medical attention to rule out meningitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sciatica: It sounds like inflammation of the sciatic nerve, which runs down your leg. Anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, and a heating pad to the area should help, but if they are not, you should see your doctor. Steroids can help with it, but they can tell if it is a more serious problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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