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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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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 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

You: You may have ruptured disk. I would recommend seeing a physical therapist, but if you can not afford it you could try to look up mckenzie exercises on youtube. If it worsens or does not improve you should really see a doctor. Good luck! ...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?

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 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 there's 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

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What does in mean when you get shooting pain's down your right leg?

What does in mean when you get shooting pain's down your right leg?

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

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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..

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..

Likely nerve: Likely a nerve pain. Generally nerves and blood vessels travel the same paths. See your primary care MD and possibly neurologist as a referral. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I get a sharp aching pain in my right leg if I sit down for too long with legs crossed?

Why do I get a sharp aching pain in my right leg if I sit down for too long with legs crossed?

Maybe vascular: Pain like you describe maybe sec. To vascular or pressure on your nervesand maybe purely positional. ...Read more

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

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

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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.

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

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When doing pelvic floor exercises I sometimes get sharp pain in back or sciatica pain running down leg? I have no spine problems.

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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Is it normal to heavy periods I have lots of clots and when I sit or lay down I feel it running down my legs I feel it running when I get up and I also get a sharp on my left side where I can't even walk

Is it normal to heavy periods I have lots of clots and when I sit or lay down I feel it running down my legs I feel it running when I get up and I also get a sharp on my left side where I can't even walk

Hello.: Hello. Some women have a pattern of heavy periods. If this is a change in your periods and is recurrent, it could lead to anemia or hypovolemia. If this is a change, it may be benefit you to be evaluated for the cause of the heavy bleeding. ...Read more

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I have a terrible pain in my left buttock running down my left leg, sometimes I can't get up, sharp pain while driving and walking, 27 weeks pregnant?

I have a terrible pain in my left buttock running down my left leg, sometimes I can't get up, sharp pain while driving and walking, 27 weeks pregnant?

Sciatic pain: The type of pain described is usually due to pressure from the pregnancy on the sciatic nerve, in this case on your left side. When this occurs, lie on your right side for 20-30 minutes and it should be relieved. Unfortunately, this is common in mid to late pregnancy. ...Read more

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A sharp pain on my right side hip bone (right next to tailbone). Worse when laying down and sneeze/cough. Why? Also get tingling in right leg 1 toe.

Likely nerve related: Low back/hip pain can radiate to the foot due to a nerve compression, entrapment or injury. L4/L5 is a very common area that can also give tingling and nerve sensations on the top of the big toe due to L5. Proper diagnosis and treatment options by a Specialist in person are essential for correct healing and preventing further damages. ...Read more

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Hurt my knee a couple weeks ago at work got down on my knee to get something and had a sharp pain go thru the right side of my knee. Now I feel pressure and pain and sometimes stiffness?

Hurt my knee a couple weeks ago at work got down on my knee to get something and had a sharp pain go thru the right side of my knee. Now I feel pressure and pain and sometimes stiffness?

Sprain: Bending over and putting weight on the knee would not be expected to cause permanent injury to tissues of knee in a young female. Rest, ace bandage, & warm soaks should assist gradual improvement over next few weeks. Absent these positive changes a physician encounter might be in order. If swelling or unexpected catching of the knee during mobility occurs then a vist is definitely indicated. ...Read more

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Went bowling and after a game and throwing the ball a weird way I felt a sharp pain in knee now every time I bend down I get a sharp pain any Ideas?

Went bowling and after a game and throwing the ball a weird way I felt a sharp pain in knee now every time I bend down I get a sharp pain any Ideas?

Knee strain: The body positions and leg motions in bowling put a slightly different stress on the knee joint then does walking. You may have strained the knee muscles, ligaments, or cartilage. Try to rest for a week, tryAlleve if you can tolerate it. Swelling of the knee joint may indicate a more significant level of injury. If it pops or locks, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I get this sharp pain in the back of my left thigh only when I bend down. I've been working out for 2 weeks now. Could it be because I pulled a muscle?

I get this sharp pain in the back of my left thigh only when I bend down. I've been working out for 2 weeks now. Could it be because I pulled a muscle?

Possibly: Sprained/strained hamstring muscles are commonly responsible for such symptoms. But other conditions can be hip joint bursitis, sacroiliac problems, pinched nerve in the back. ...Read more

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Evening, every time I kneel down I get a sharp pain in my left knee, like I've knelt on a piece of glass. I'm 36 & a mother of 2. I work out 5 times?

Evening, every time I kneel down I get a sharp pain in my left knee, like I've knelt on a piece of glass. I'm 36 & a mother of 2. I work out 5 times?

Bursa, nerve, etc.: There is a bursa on the front of the knee called the prepatellar bursa that can become very inflamed and sensitive, especially when keeling. There are also small nerves on the front of the knee that can become inflamed. Finally, the patellar tendon, infrapatellar fat pad and cartilage behind the patella can also be sources of pain. Time to see an orthopedic doc if this is not resolving. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp pains on my right sde down my leg what should I do and what's going on?

I'm having sharp pains on my right sde down my leg what should I do and what's going on?

Pinched nerve: In your lower back from a disk disease can cause this. See your dr. May need an mri of the lower back. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have sharpe pains on the top of your butt and it goes all the way down your leg?

What does it mean when you have sharpe pains on the top of your butt and it goes all the way down your leg?

Sciatica: It is possible to have irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve due to herniated disc from your back. Usually gives a sharp/ electric type of pain that can start on one side of your buttock area and radiate down to the same side all the way down even to your foot. It can be acute and most of the time resolves with conservative treatment in 6 weeks but if persist seek professional advice ...Read more

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I got hit in the leg 2 weeks ago and now I get random sharp pains that last 5 minutes or so and then go away about 4-5 times a day?

Ans: Yes you most likely injured the soft tissue. This takes time to heal. You may have intermittent discomfort for months and then will go away. Be patient. Once injured takes a while to resolve ...Read more

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I have been getting random sharp pains in my lower pack that shoots down my leg. I'm 16 and concerned.

I have been getting random sharp pains in my lower pack that shoots down my leg. I'm 16 and concerned.

Sciatica: Your symptom suggest possibility of a lumbar radiculopathy due to pressure on the Sciatic nerve as it leaves the spinal cord. Can be due to a bulging or herniated disc or other causes. See your physician for a specific diagnosis and Rx. For information on back pain see: http://bit. Ly/1r1aZ7G and http://bit. Ly/1lF3Xcs and http://bit. Ly/1v1juFX and http://abt. Cm/1CvlgDP ...Read more

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Occasionally I have butt pains that feels like a Charlie hoarse in my butt. It does not continue down my leg. What could this mean?

Occasionally I have butt pains that feels like a Charlie hoarse in my butt. It does not continue down my leg. What could this mean?

Back or Hip: There are many causes of low back pain and hip pain. Often they are related. A bad hip can cause buttock, groin, and/or thigh pain. Sometimes a pinched nerve in the back can cause back, buttock, and thigh pain depending on which nerve is involved. If your pain does not improve or gets worse you should contact your physician to help identify the cause. ...Read more

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My back and left leg get sharp pains that run through.?

My back and left leg get sharp pains that run through.?

Exam: This sounds like a neuritis (inflammed nerve)- call your physician for medication and you will need an examination and xrays. ...Read more

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Sharp pains up right leg every once in a while then stops and sometimes feels like hot water going down leg?

Sharp pains up right leg every once in a while then stops and sometimes feels like hot water going down leg?

Sciatica: Sciatic pain can be from irritation of the largest nerve in the body passing through the hip region, or from a vertebral disc that pushes on the nerve roots that will form the sciatic nerve. Pressure on the nerve refers sensation to the leg and may feel like hot water. See a orthopedist or an osteopathic physician. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have really sharp pains between the vagina and my leg?

What does it mean when I have really sharp pains between the vagina and my leg?

Uncertain: An examination may provide a better answer. There are several possibilities which may require medical attention ...Read more

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What does it mean to have pains down outside of legs, tender elbows, & low blood platelettes?

What does it mean to have pains down outside of legs, tender elbows, & low blood platelettes?

Many possibilities: One possibility would be some sort of autoimmune disease that causes sore joints, since many of these can also cause low platelet counts. Low platelets can be caused by a destructive process or by a production problem. Tying this in with the other symptoms you describe will require a careful medical history and examination. I hope you better soon. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I'm 8 weeks pregnant I keep having sharp pains all the way down my right side leg what does it meen?

I'm 8 weeks pregnant I keep having sharp pains all the way down my right side leg what does it meen?

Not sure: You are early to have issues, fron pregnancy, causing pain in the leg. Posterior leg pain can be sciatica. The femoral nerve runs in the anterior leg and can get impinged with the belly. Lateral leg pain is uncertain but make sure you wear good shoes, unlikely from an eight week pregnancy. ...Read more

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What causes legs to ache after laying down in bed. Sometimes sharp pains?

What causes legs to ache after laying down in bed. Sometimes sharp pains?

Restless Leg synd...: In older people, but in younger people its very rare. Fortunately, there are some simple treatments. Circulatory or neurological causes are common, and your doctor should be able to help figure out the cause and the treatment. ...Read more