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Soccer/basketball player, noticed stabbing pain on outside of Achilles near heel. Pain occurs during motion of pointing toe with/without use of muscle?

Soccer/basketball player, noticed stabbing pain on outside of Achilles near heel. Pain occurs during motion of pointing toe with/without use of muscle?

Achilles tendonitis: Probably a tendonitis of the achilles near its insertion. This is much more common in patients that do a lot of running and jumping as you do. There are also other potential causes and usually an exam will determine the cause. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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I keep getting sharp stabbing pain in the heels of my feet and in my calf muscle only on my right leg with a little swelling. What could be causing it? And what can I do to get it to stop?

I keep getting sharp stabbing pain in the heels of my feet and in my calf muscle only on my right leg with a little swelling. What could be causing it? And what can I do to get it to stop?

Heel andCalf pain: Your shoes may not be allowing enough midfoot support. Arch supports may help. Calf pain can be from suboptimal shoe heel height and from low potassium as well as other cuases. A podiatrist may prove helpful as well as ice packs to heels 15 mins 3x/dy. ...Read more

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My soon to be husband has a sharp stabbing pain at the bottom of his right rib! it's made him even jerk a couple times pain through whole body!

My soon to be husband has a sharp stabbing pain at the bottom of his right rib! it's made him even jerk a couple times pain through whole body!

Pain is Urgent: You must understand that any question with the intensity that you describe baffles us physicians here online. By all logical reasoning the situation you describe is an emergency. Your fiance' should be in an emergency room rather than waiting for advice from a website. This type of pain is urgent. Please act as such. ...Read more

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What can a sharp stabbing pain on the left side right around the bottom rib indicate? Pain is kind of wrapping towards the back.

Could be: A muscle pull or strain or even constipation. Since you have constipation that's highest on the list. You don't list your meds but natural calm works really well and can be titrated to desired response ...Read more

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What to do if I have a burning and stabbing pain on the bottom of my feet, what could it be?

What to do if I have a burning and stabbing pain on the bottom of my feet, what could it be?

Sounds like: a condition affecting nerve. Could be originating as high up as back. In addition to more supportive shoes and inserts, see physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Have had a pain right side back bottom of ribs started a heavy stabbing pain, I managed to sleep but irritable now it's more of a stinging pain?

Back pain: Several things could be causing this. Body wall problems such as muscle or bone. Skin problems such as shingles. Kidney stones and other kidney related issues. Should be seen and sort these out with a primary doctor. ...Read more

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I've been getting a stabbing pain in my head above my right ear and i'm having trouble with the bottom left side of my vision which has lasted 15 mins?

I've been getting a stabbing pain in my head above my right ear and i'm having trouble with the bottom left side of my vision which has lasted 15 mins?

Quadrantanopsia: The visual system decussates in the optic chiasm, into right and left visual fields from the right and left eyes. Further reorganization occurs in the lateral geniculate nucleus of the thalamus. A visual field defect of the inferior left quadrant with severe headache pain on the right localizes at or near the right occipital lobe. An emergency ct and/or MRI is indicated. See a doctor asap please. ...Read more

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I have a constant stabbing pain in my lower back right side by kidney and feels like I have been stated in the stomach bottom right by belly button?

I have a constant stabbing pain in my lower back right side by kidney and feels like I have been stated in the stomach bottom right by belly button?

Kidney Stone v other: This is a frequent presentation of kidney stone: severe, sharp pain in kidney region.As stone moves along ureter, pain moves and can become abdominal & pelvic until it passes.Multiple stones= multiple pain regions. Bloody pee can be tell-tale.Other causes-neurologic,musculoskeletal, appendicitis, etc. A good history, labs, & hands-on exam can help determine cause,severity,danger,& proper treatment ...Read more

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