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I keep getting sharp pain in my whole lower leg and my knee the most I have an appitment what will they do to see what's the problem wit it?

Start with H&P: Your doctor will get a thorough history and perform a physical exam on you. Depending on what he/she determines imaging studies of your back , probably hips and knees may be ordered. If there is evidence of nerve irritation, an emg-ncv of your lower extremities may be ordered. ...Read more

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Can you ever get a sharp pain in your lower leg when your asleep?

Sharp pain: No i don't. If you do and it perisists see your doc as it is abnormal and sounds neuropathic. ...Read more

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I get a very sharp pain in my lower leg when I stretch. I believe its called "charlie horse" this happens too often. How can I help this?

I get a very sharp pain in my lower leg when I stretch. I believe its called "charlie horse" this happens too often. How can I help this?

Charlie Horse: A charlie horse is actually bleeding (a small blood clot) in your muscle due to excessive, forceful stretching in which a muscle gets pulled and tears a small blood vessel. The most common pain you get when you stretch is just from the stretching itself. As you try to move contracted muscle fibers further apart, they hurt for a while. That is the whole point of stretching to loosen them up. ...Read more

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I got a sharp pain in hip after riding horse pain not so bad now but has moved down leg . Lower leg and heal num . What to do?

I got a sharp pain in hip after riding horse pain not so bad now but has moved down leg . Lower leg and heal num . What to do?

Nerve irritation: If your feeling numbness down the leg for more than a few minutes after changing position it could mean nerve impingement. Could be anywhere from the spine to the toes. All depends where the damage was. Sometimes it's as simple as pressure over a nerve where it crosses a bone. Other times it can be more complex. If it doesn't go away after a while follow up with your doc. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my lower leg (shin)whenever I run after a gap of 3-4 days or longer even though I have really strong legs. How to getrid of it?

I have a sharp pain in my lower leg (shin)whenever I run after a gap of 3-4 days or longer even though I have really strong legs. How to getrid of it?

Shin splints: You r running for too long. Decrease length of time you run by a third , Don't increase time until you have been without pain for 4-6 weeks ...Read more

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Foot can feel very heavy and sore for no reason. Exercise makes it worse till a sharp pain starts in my left lower leg. Stretching can also cause pain?

Foot can feel very heavy and sore for no reason. Exercise makes it worse till a sharp pain starts in my left lower leg. Stretching can also cause pain?

Tunnel not Chunnel.: Although your symptoms could be linked to several conditions, the one that seems to fit well is a condition known as tarsal tunnel syndrome. A nerve located near the inside of the ankle becomes compressed and with this compression come symptoms that are very similar to yours. You cannot treat this yourself and it unusually gets worse. You need to see a specialist to effectively treat your foot. ...Read more