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Doctor insights on: Sudden Sharp Pain In Lower Leg

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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 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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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?

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

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Cramping calf-to-ankle after running, gets sore for next few days. Was just walking, felt pop in lower leg. Sharp pain initially, now dull pain. Full mvmnt

Cramping calf-to-ankle after running, gets sore for next few days. Was just walking, felt pop in lower leg. Sharp pain initially, now dull pain. Full mvmnt

Pop sounds Bad.: Feeling a pop in a calf, especially under the circumstances you have given, is certainly concerning. I would recommend that you see a specialist for a evaluation of your calf. Pops can be an indication of a slight tear that could lead to something more serious. Second guessing this potential problem is just not worth it. ...Read more

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I have experienced fluctuating temperature between 95.4 and 101 for past 24 hrs. Also, chills, sharp pain in lower left leg, vomiting, headache?

Fevers: Abnormal temperature: too low or too high may indicate some kind of bacterial infection. Pain in the left leg along with chills and vomiting may be due to acute cellulitis usually caused by strep bacteria or blood clot in a left leg. Please seek medical help ASAP ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain in lower left abdomen, on left side of lower back, and on left leg down to the knee?

What causes sharp pain in lower left abdomen, on left side of lower back, and on left leg down to the knee?

Pinched nerve: Sometimes this pain can be caused by a pinched or irritated nerve. Sometimes a pulled muscle can also cause this type of pain. If it persists or worsens seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain on the outside of my lower right leg when I jog, how can I relieve the pain?

Get it checked: Several things could be causing the pain, and the treatments are different. The best way to treat the pain is to get it checked so that you have an accurate diagnosis. Once you have a diagnosis, treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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I got shot by a gun 6 years ago and I still have sharp pain going up my leg to my lower back what should I do?

Get re-evaluated: See a Primary Care provider and explain your symptoms to them. Depending on the location of the injury they may order additional imaging tests to get more information. Don't just treat the pain with narcotics after 6 years of pain. If that's all they offer get a referral to an interventional pain specialist who may have more longer-term solutions rather than just more opioid pain pills. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain in the left lower part of my body right above my leg. It gets worse if I walk a lot. What is it?

I get a sharp pain in the left lower part of my body right above my leg. It gets worse if I walk a lot. What is it?

Need more specifics: In the back of the knee it could be hamstring tendinopathy, a bakers cyst, a blood clot or other things...In the front of the knee it could be a muscle strain, patella problems, quad tendinimopaghy or other things, you really need a better exam to clarify. ...Read more

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When I straighten my back up I get these sharp pains in back of my thigh and sometimes in calf lower leg hurts as well?

Discogenic Pain: Straightening the back narrows the spinal canal causing pain, need to see your doctor for further evaluation if you have not done so. ...Read more

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I am feeling a sharp pinching feeling inside my left inner thigh also sharp pain left lower back all the way down my leg, what can it be?

I am feeling a sharp pinching feeling inside my left inner thigh also sharp pain left lower back all the way down my leg, what can it be?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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I have cronic pain starting lower back with sharp pain shooting down left leg. What could this be?

Disc issues?: When pain travels down a leg, especially if it goes below the knee, it is usually from a nerve in the back that is either chemicaly inflamed or mechanically compressed. Lumbar disc problems (bulging or herniated), spinal stenosis, arthritic irritation of the neighboring nerve, can inflame or lean on the nerve causing pain. Injections into these regions (epidural, facets, nerve blocks) can help! ...Read more

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I am a power lifter and I was squatting and I had a sharp pain in my lower back on the right side, now when I lift my leg it hurts a lot?

Disc herniation?: It is possible that you injured a disc. There is risk with lifting heavy weights and back injuries. Take a rest from training and avoid lifting heavy items and especially twisting simultaneously. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. I have pain right lower side of my back. The only way I can explain is like a tightness and sharp pain when I move my leg or neck downwards?

Low back pain: This low back pain, if not due to an obvious injury, could be due to muscular, bone, ligament, or disk origins. Strain or inflammation are common causes and an intervertebral bulging disk or spur pressing on a nerve root at the spine can produce low back and leg discomfort. Symptoms should improve with rest, cold or warm applications and anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve (naproxen). See MD if ...Read more

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I have sharp pain going down my keft leg........ When I get up from sitting or laying I am having sharp pains shooting down my left leg, it starts in my lower back on the left side just below my waistline and shoots down my left leg and it hurts more wher

You: You may have ruptured disk. I would recommend seeing a physical therapist, but if you can not afford it you could try to look up mckenzie exercises on youtube. If it worsens or does not improve you should really see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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After hemicolectomy, I feel a sharp pain from my lower back then travels down to my left leg?

Pinched nerve: It sounds like you have "sciatica" -- a pinched nerve where it comes out from the spinal cord between the spine bones. Surgery can keep you in an awkward position while you are asleep, and worsen a minor, not noticed problem that existed before surgery. You should see your primary provider for an examination and studies to make sure it is not something more serious, and to get treatment. ...Read more

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Recuring lower leg pain, pinpoint sharp/stinging follow by warm flushing, should I asked by dr? X2months

Recuring lower leg pain, pinpoint sharp/stinging follow by warm flushing, should I asked by dr? X2months

See a doctor: Sometimes lower leg pain is postural in nature and can be helped with stretches, proper shoes and arch supports. Medical issues such as diabetes, arthritis or thyroid issues can cause neuropathy. If it is activity related, it might represent a stress injury or something more serious like complartment syndrome. Discuss this with your doctor and don't disregard the pain anymore. Good luck! ...Read more