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Shooting Pain Up Right Leg
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
Iv just got a really bad shooting pain on the inside of my upper right leg it lasted about 5 minutes and it was painful felt like pass out?
When I turn my right leg outwards I have shooting pain in groin area then when it retracts there is no pain?
Pain: YouRe pulling on the I guitar ligament and that is Cary the pain ...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
Sharp shooting pain in leg on right side of knee on right leg tonight. Some may be other places other nights, now it is going up my thigh.
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 more
27f.I have a sharp shooting pain on the right side of my right leg, more toward the back and it goes all the way down to the side of my foot and toes.
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
I have a shooting pain in lower back down in my right leg. Is this sciatic nerve pain? How can I prevent this?
Sciatica?: Symptoms sound consistent with sciatica, however, c your doc for an eval to receive proper diagnosis. If sciatica, cause must b must be determined & treated if necessary. Usually standing causes pain to be worse, as does sitting. Lying is usually more comfortable. If your doc agrees that these are safe 4 u, NSAID or Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help, as well as physical therapy. C ur doc & feel btr soon :) ...Read more
Back of right leg - lower 1/3. Intermittent, pulsing, shooting pain at7/10. No inflammation, normal range of motion at ankle. Happens 2-40+ times/day.
Nice description: Nice observations! Look on the net for leg "dermatomes" and for images of nerve sensory distributions in the leg. See if you can correlate your symptoms to a specific nerve or dermatome. Then take this information to your doctor. Pain maybe "neuralgiform" - meaning generated by a nerve. Treatment depends on which nerve (if nerve) and what is affecting it. ...Read more
I'm 19 on lo loestrine fe I occasionally get ache/shooting pain in my right leg from the inner thigh to knee and throbbing behind knee? Effect of pill?
Unlikely: Not likely that is related to the pill. ...Read more
I had right leg ACL reconstruction 3weeks ago (hamstring graft). Now I have nerve pain. Sharp shooting pain when inside of leg pressed + inside leg, shin, ankle hypersensitive and burning on touch?
I have lytic anterior spondyolisthesis at L5 with radiating pain in right leg. My age is 26.It is lytic at the pararticular region. Wt shld I do surgery?
Orthopedic spine: Your condition is a slip of one vertebra over another. When this happens the nerves exiting your spine get "pinched" and that gives you the radiating pain. The lysis refers to the problem with a part of the spine responsible for stability keeping the vertebra in line. Most people do well with surgery. You should see and orthopedic spine surgeon as the next step. ...Read more
I have disc bulge at l4-l5 and a small gap in sacrum, with radiating pain in right leg, I wanted to know, whether swimming is good for my condition
Excellent, but: Swimming if done properly helps ameliorate back pain. It is a low impact aerobic workout that is easy on the back and spine. Swimming should be performed under close supervision of the professionals who understand the limitations and special needs of back pain, and can address individual health needs. ...Read more
I have a radiating pain in my right leg, starting from the rightsacroiliac joint, further through the hip and outer part of the thigh, upto the feet. Cause and remedy?
May be disc related: While I agree in part with the previous doctor, this also may be a reflection of si joint injury, so seeing an osteopath may be as valuable. Even a pt skilled in manual medicine can be effective. ...Read more
Radiculopathy: Description of shooting pain down a leg is most commonly caused by irritation of long nerve (s) stemming from the lower back, called lumbar or lumbosacral radiculopathy. It may also be from sciatica or pinched nerve which can be from radiculopahty or other etiology. Other causes such as referred pain are also possible. Please consult your dr. For further evaluation, possible x-ray & possible mri. ...Read more
See your family doc: He probably will order xrays to determine the cause. He may send you to a pain clinic for further evaluation. ...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?
Shooting pain: Where? If starts in your back and goes down your leg, maybe a. Herniated disc. An exam would help answer that question. ...Read more
Leg Pain: Exercise may be the answer to stopping your leg pain depending of the cause. Unfortunately "shooting pain down the back of the leg" does not give the diagnosis just the area of pain. Hard to comment of exercise without knowing the cause. Did you have an injury (hamstring), is there tingling and numbness with weakness (nerve problem), is it a hip problems? ...Read more
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?
I've had a shooting pain down my right lower leg for 3 days now standing or sitting does not matter it will not go away it comes and goes?
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 more
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