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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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