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

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

Multiple reasons

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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!
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Dr. Nancy S. Baxi answered:

what does it mean when you get sharp pain with burning followed by itching in your upper leg behind knee?

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Difficult to tell with such little history but off the top of my head, burning and itching tend to indicate the nerves in your back or leg as the cause. Your doc may examine your back and so some range do motion and lower leg testing in exam.
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What does it mean when u have sharp pain in ur leg?

Leg pain

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Sharp pain in leg may be sciatica, radiculopathy, or clot. The first two can be due to compression or inflammation of nerve due to herniated disc, spinal stenosis, slipped vertebra, tumor or infection. Please see your doctor for history, physical examination diagnostic tests & treatment. Thanks.
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Dr. Howard Epps answered:

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

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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 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

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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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Dr. Uzma Chaudhry answered:

What does sharp pain in the back of your leg mean?

Possible blood clot

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It could be a pulled muscle, but If it is in the back of your calf, you should get an ultrasound done to rule out a blood clot, especially if you are on birth control (if female) or smoke or sit stationary or lie down a lot.
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Dr. Lauren Elson answered:

What foes it mean when theres a sharp pain shoots down your leg?

Nerve pain

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Shooting pain usually comes from nerve irritation. There are multiple places where this could occur. A physiatrist (doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation) can determine the cause, make recommendations for prevention, and treat it, if necessary.
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Dr. Stevan Cordas answered:

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

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No I don't. If you do and it perisists see your doc as it is abnormal and sounds neuropathic.
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What does sharp pain in leg and tingly sensation in arch of foot mean?

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What you are describing sounds like an injury to a nerve or compression of a nerve. If it persists it needs to be examined to find the underlying cause.
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