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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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What foes it mean when there's a sharp pain shoots down your leg?

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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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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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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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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What does it mean when u have sharp pain in ur leg?

What does it mean when u have sharp pain in ur leg?

Possibly a sciatica: A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs down the leg like you are describing. There are also potentially other causes as well. Usually a detailed history and exam can determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What are common causes of a sharp pain that shoots down the back of your leg?

What are common causes of a sharp pain that shoots down the back of your leg?

Muscle or nerve: For a young person, the most likely issue is muscle pain in the 'posterior chain" these are the muscles that keep you erect. These include the buttocks and the hamstrings as well as the low back muscles. They could be responding to a problem in the lower back. Or you could have an si, sacroiliac, issue. You could also have a pinched nerve from a herniation of the lumbar disk in the low back. ...Read more

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

Possible blood clot: 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. ...Read more

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After sprinting I have leg pain and a sharp pain in my side what does that mean?

After sprinting I have leg pain and a sharp pain in my side what does that mean?

Need an exam: Many causes. Most innocent. But there could a serious unerlying cause. ...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?

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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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?

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: 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. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I stand I get horrible sharp pain in my left leg it goes after a while but it scares me it has happened before?

Sometimes when I stand I get horrible sharp pain in my left leg it goes after a while but it scares me it has happened before?

R/O SCIATICA: Symptoms suggestive of sciatica You need a full exam and focused Neuro exam with reflexes Checked. Also X-ray of lumbar spine and if no improvement an MRI to rule out arthritis a bulging disc or congenital back issue. Till then no heavy lifting F/U with doctor for medical treatment. NSAID/Muscle Relaxant. Also start a GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH. COM& focus on WG LOSS. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain and cramping in and around my thighs going down my legs at times, what could this be

A few things: Sharp pain and cramping could be dehydration, muscular, vascular or neurologic. Start with fluids, simple stretches of the back, hip and thigh muscles for a few days.
If it does not improve or you are getting worse-do not wait, see you doctor. ...Read more

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What does a Sharp pain when leg is extended mean? Leg was hit with other leg while jumping on trampoline.

More info needed: More information is needed about the location of the leg pain. Your injury appears to be a muscle contusion where it was struck. Another possibility is a leg muscle strain or a sprained ankle or knee. Extending the leg may aggravate all these injuries. Treat with rest, cold applications on and off for two days and then switch to intermittent heat. Advil or Aleve (naproxen) may help. See your MD as needed. ...Read more

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What does a sharp pain/ice cold sensation on a leg with chronic venous insufficiency mean, that also gets worse upon touching?

What does a sharp pain/ice cold sensation on a leg with chronic venous insufficiency mean, that also gets worse upon touching?

Depends: Venous disease causes many diffeent symptoms. If you have painful vv with palpation, this likely indicates ongoing inflammation related to too much pressure from valvular incompetence. ...Read more

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I am feeling a sharp pinching feeling inside my left inner thigh also sharp pain left lower back all the way down my leg, what can it be?

I am feeling a sharp pinching feeling inside my left inner thigh also sharp pain left lower back all the way down my leg, what can it be?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Hiking uphill I get pain in my left inner thigh. Downhill is fine. After the hike, lifting my left leg up, I feel sharp pain in my inner thigh. Help!

Hip Pain: Concern would be hip etiology. When you go up hills you go into increased flexion at the femoral acetabular joint (hip joint). Many things can cause this including cartilage issues or osteoarthritis, labral changes, or femoral acetabular impingement. A clinical exam and simple x-ray may provide quite a bit of information. ...Read more

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

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

Sharp pain: No I don't. If you do and it perisists see your doc as it is abnormal and sounds neuropathic. ...Read more

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I have cronic pain starting lower back with sharp pain shooting down left leg. What could this be?

Disc issues?: When pain travels down a leg, especially if it goes below the knee, it is usually from a nerve in the back that is either chemicaly inflamed or mechanically compressed. Lumbar disc problems (bulging or herniated), spinal stenosis, arthritic irritation of the neighboring nerve, can inflame or lean on the nerve causing pain. Injections into these regions (epidural, facets, nerve blocks) can help! ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in left ovary with pain radiating around to my back and down my leg. Would that be a cyst?

I have a sharp pain in left ovary with pain radiating around to my back and down my leg. Would that be a cyst?

You, could be: An ovarian cyst commonly causes a dull ache that may radiate to your lower back and thighs; pelvic pain shortly before your period begins or just before it ends, and
pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia). Ovarian cysts usually resolve without treatment. It is important to consider other things that might be causing your symptoms that may need to be treated, eg. urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain from my buttocks all the way down my left leg sometimes it hurts to sit stand or bend...What could it be?

Sciatica?: You are desscribing a condition called sciatica. This is an irritation of the sciatic (cy-attic) nerve as it come off your lower spine. This can be due to disc protrusion or arthritis or instability of the vertebrae. Usually treated with rest, heat or ice, anti-inflammatories and keeping the knees bent slightly. May need parenteral anti-inflammatories and pain meds and pt. See your pcp. Google. ...Read more

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Why I get a sharp pain in my right testicle and also sharp pain on my right leg, it's a sharp pain that comes and goes together?

Why I get a sharp pain in my right testicle and also sharp pain on my right leg, it's a sharp pain that comes and goes together?

This could be from: Any of a number of things including local testicular issues as well as spinal stenosis or spinal nerve compression from arthritis in your back. This won't be fully diagnosable over the internet. Ask your health care provider to run some tests (MRI) and see what turns up. ...Read more

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Every time I do exercise I get a sharp pain on the inside of my legs just in behind my shins? It normally goes away half an hour after stopping?

Every time I do exercise I get a sharp pain on the inside of my legs just in behind my shins? It normally goes away half an hour after stopping?

Normal: The fascia around the muscles does not yield when muscles contract and it may cause pain. Keep up with the exercise and the fascia will loosen up gradually.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have been having a small sharp pain on the inner side of my left calf. I also get some aching behind my leg at times too. This has been about a week?

I have been having a small sharp pain on the inner side of my left calf. I also get some aching behind my leg at times too. This has been about a week?

Calf pain: If you have abnormal swelling, Left side bigger than the right, and pain it is possible you may have a DVT (deep venous thrombosis). I would go to your PCP and obtain a venous ultrasound to evaluate for a venous blood clot. If this is the case you will need to be on blood thinners for about 3 months. Get checked now. ...Read more

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What does sharp pain in leg and tingly sensation in arch of foot mean?

Nerve: 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. ...Read more

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Thudding in my chest which makes it hard to breath then it goes away, then I get dizzy then sharp pain in chest then leg vibrates/buzzes. What'swrong?

Sounds like you have: An arrhythmia causing your symptoms. Ask you health care provider to schedule you for a monitor to wear and correlate your heart rhythm with your symptoms. I'm sure you will be easily treated but need to make the diagnosis first. ...Read more

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While sitting straighten my back get sharp pain in calf and back of thigh and sometimes in butt on left leg?

While sitting straighten my back get sharp pain in calf and back of thigh and sometimes in butt on left leg?

You're too tight: This is simply a lack of flexibility in your hamstring and calf muscles. You need to stretch both muscle groups in both legs 3-5 times daily, 1 repetition each side, with stretch held 30-90 seconds. Do this regimen for a month and see the benefits....Then continue it for the rest of your life. ...Read more