Doctor insights on: What does it mean if you get sharp pains down your 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have ctd. Can run 6-8 miles painfree & feel awesome but get excruciating sharp pains down legs overnight, am, or if I sit too long. Typical with ctd?
If I knew CTD:
If by ctd you mean connective tissue disease you haven't given us much information--there are a lot of ctds with lots of different symptoms. From your age, i'd bet lupus, sle, which can affect muscles and everything else.
Don't stop running, just stay hydrated and wear sunscreen. ...Read more
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
I fell on knee it is bruised a bit under kneecap hurts when I walk. It makes a popping sound and every so often I get sharp pains that go down my leg?
Why at night especially do my shins & calfs get sharp shooting pains, also fron the knee down on both legs swell up. Especially my feet & ankles & stay that way for days?
Two problems: You have swelling, and shooting pains to the lower legs. I would make sure you are not pregnant, don't have varicose veins, are not flat footed (if so wear arch supports), if on any medications - check side effects, type of shoes you've been wearing? The shooting is usually nerve related but the swelling can be causing pressure on the nerves. If persists see a oc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any kind of relief I can get from my back pain? I have sharp pains running up and down my legs from my waist down. I do have a herniated disk at my l5s1 and have had 3steroid injections in the past 3 weeks. Yesterday my pain started, so my doctor
Sorry to hear about your back and leg pain. The l5-s1 disk is probably pinching your leg nerves (sciatic nerves) causing leg pain called sciatica. Lumbar disk surgery should be considered if steroid injections have not relieved the pain.
Traditionally lumbar disk surgery was done through a large incision with significant muscle retraction, damage and bone removal to get to the disk. Today most lumbar disk herniations can be removed minimally invasively with the spine endoscope. This outpatient surgery is done with a small camera the size of a pen through an incision the size of your finger nail. Most people have quick relief from their pain and decreased recovery.
For more information about lumbar disk herniations and sciatica and endoscopic spine surgery please see my health guides. Good luck! ...Read more
Shooting pain: Where? If starts in your back and goes down your leg, maybe a. Herniated disc. An exam would help answer that question. ...Read more
It depends.: One of the most common causes of these symptoms in a person your age is sciatica. Sciatica simply means leg pain from a low back problem. The nerves located in the lower back can be affected by arthritic changes or disc abnormalities. The condition can be very painful and disabling, but is usually treated successfully without surgery. ...Read more
Get a sharp pain up my left leg, I cannot get it to move when I get up from laying down and after sitting. Also have problems swallowing food.?
See your doctor: This needs to be thoroughl;y evaluated to find out what's wrong and what can be done for you. ...Read more
Sometimes I get pain in the vein running down my left leg, why is this? It's like a sharp needle pain but it goes away and then sometimes comes back..
Maybe vascular: Pain like you describe maybe sec. To vascular or pressure on your nervesand maybe purely positional. ...Read more
What does it mean when you get sharp pain with burning followed by itching in your upper leg behind knee?
Nerve: 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. ...Read more
I've pain that's sharp and heavy in my right side chest/back down right arm/leg. My arm/leg get too cold and heavy/numb. I got a light fever today?
Need evaluation: See doctor to make sure nothing serious. ...Read more
What does it mean when left leg hurts to touch, move, feel like burning tingling with sharp pain running down my leg to my foot.
More information: Pain sensitive structures are irritated. Lots of things can do this. Nerve injury due to compression from internal or external sources, infection, inflammatory process, compartment syndrome, ischemia (lack of blood flow) or tumor. You need a careful exam if the problem worsens or persists. ...Read more
When doing pelvic floor exercises I sometimes get sharp pain in back or sciatica pain running down leg? I have no spine problems.
Sciatic nerve: The sciatic nerve comes out of an area of the pelvic floor muscles. If you are contracting these muscles or if they are inflamed / irritated the sciatic nerve can be irritated. Stretching and chiropractic would be helpful. Also, there are Physical Therapists specifically trained to improve pelvic floor tone. ...Read more
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