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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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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?

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

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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 ?

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 ?

Neuropathy/vascular: Shooting pains can be a form of neuropathy or condition affecting peripheral nerves. Swelling could be related to venous circulation in legs where valves in veins are not functioning correctly and consequently fluid accumulates in feet and legs. See a physician for a complete examination. Other systemic causes are possible. ...Read more

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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 : 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

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

Nerve pain: 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. ...Read more

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If you stand on one leg and get a sharp shooting pain, what does it mean?

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