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What does it mean if you get a sharp pain down your right leg?

What does it mean if you get a sharp pain down your right leg?

Multiple reasons: A sharp pain radiating into the leg can be indicative of multiple problems including a strained muscle, a pinched nerve, tendonitis, neuropathy (a problem with the nerves in the legs), or blood flow issues. The ways to determine the cause is to figure out what makes the symptoms better & worse and a physical examination. Don't hesitate to ask if you have a more specific question! ...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?

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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Started getting a sharp pain in the crease of my right leg today never had it before been going on and off all day. Iit is now throbbing while I am laying down. Should I go to the ER?

Started getting a sharp pain in the crease of my right leg today never had it before been going on and off all day. Iit is now throbbing while I am laying down. Should I go to the ER?

Groin pain: May be nerve, meralgia parasthetica or sciatica, which may be worse when lying down (try a pillow under your legs). if not allergic or with ulcers try aleve 1-2 tabs twice a day, warm bath. In the older individual we are concerned about masses both ovarian, or lesions in the spien causing the issues as well as clots so would f/u with ER today for d-dimer/ dopplers possible CT ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain near my right hip, it shoot down my right leg paining my hip and my right toe. ?

I have a sharp pain near my right hip, it shoot down my right leg paining my hip and my right toe. ?

Probably the back: This is likely coming from a back sprain . You may have a disc problem though you are young for this problem. Contact sports could allow back injury that becomes symptomatic at a later date. You should rest your back, avoid long periods of sitting or standing. You need a program to strengthen and limber your back and teach you how to protect your back. See your MD. ...Read more

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Husbands left side of lower back hurts when he walks, when laying down flexing right leg sends a sharp pain. Some swelling, herniated disk?

Cross SLR : This could be a sign of a lumbar spine intervertebral disc herniation or something else. See your doctor for further evaluation and examination. The history and exam may be able to diagnose a disc herniation. An MRI is often needed to confirm the diagnosis and to help guide treatment options. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in right hip numb tingly feeling going down my right leg all the time. How serious? Xrays show nothing do I need mri..No insurance

Sharp pain in right hip numb tingly feeling going down my right leg all the time. How serious? Xrays show nothing do I need mri..No insurance

Well, That can be a: Tough one. Say MRI positive, what next? Back surgery? You could switch your citalopram to a better regimen for pain control, tramadol may b good choice, and look up gabapentin. No loss of bladder or bowel? It may be transient, back strain impinging a nerve, but pain can beget pain, then insomnia, then more spasm. Interrupting pain conduction can b important. Consider physical therapy, pm@r doc. ...Read more

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