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

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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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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What could intense, shooting pain down the front of the right leg mean?

RLE shooting pain: Lumbar radiculopathy, diabetic amyotrophy, compartment syndrome, and less likely vascular (ischemia or claudication) and nerve entrapment or compression are all considerations without knowing more. At 80-years young, risk for a more serious underlying factor is higher. Also, things tend to present differently in the geriatric population. If new problem, er visit is suggested. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a shooting pain starting in my hip and running down my leg?

What does it mean if I have a shooting pain starting in my hip and running down my leg?

Sciatica: A common cause for the type of "shooting pain" described is an injury to the sciatic nerve. Anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy are common treatments for nerve injuries, but the best treatment is to start off with a trip to a neurologist's office for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a shooting pain down the bottom of your butt cheek down in the top of your leg?

What does it mean when you have a shooting pain down the bottom of your butt cheek down in the top of your leg?

Nerve pain: This most commonly relates to compression of the nerve roots as they exit the spinal cord by either spinal stenosis or disc herniation. If severe or associated with numbness or weakness, further evaluation or possibly surgery may be required. ...Read more

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I have a cold shooting feeling from my ovaries down my legs to my feet, what does this mean?

I have a cold shooting feeling from my ovaries down my legs to my feet, what does this mean?

See details: Why do some women feel that every abdominal symptom originates in their ovaries? Have the iss ue evaluated but the symptoms as you describe them do not compute. ...Read more

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What does this mean: T1-2: Mild anterior mixed spondylotic disc displacement? I have shooting pain into my arm and down from my hip into my leg.

Needs evaluation: Generally speaking, mild disc issues are fairly common on imaging such as MRI. The question of shooting pain in the arm and leg requires a more detailed evaluation of cervical spine (neck) and Lumbar spine ( lower back) including possible MRI to rule out any major disc issues. ...Read more

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I slipped and fell on ice and landed on my bum. I have fractured my tail bone 2x before. I can't sit and have pain shooting down my r leg. No ed?

Need to be checked: You need to be checked preferably in an emergency department as they can do xrays and find out if you have a fracture and you may need cat scan as well after evaluation
other option is to take ovr the counter pain meds and make an appointment with your primary doctor. ...Read more

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I have a shooting pain radiating down my rt leg?

I have a shooting pain radiating down my rt leg?

Radiculopathy : Description of shooting pain down a leg is most commonly caused by irritation of long nerve(s) stemming from the lower back, called lumbar or lumbosacral radiculopathy. It may also be from sciatica or pinched nerve which can be from radiculopahty or other etiology. Other causes such as referred pain are also possible. Please consult your dr. For further evaluation, possible x-ray & possible mri. ...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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Is it ok to exercise when you have a shooting pain down the back of the leg?

Leg Pain: Exercise may be the answer to stopping your leg pain depending of the cause. Unfortunately "shooting pain down the back of the leg" does not give the diagnosis just the area of pain. Hard to comment of exercise without knowing the cause. Did you have an injury (hamstring), is there tingling and numbness with weakness (nerve problem), is it a hip problems? ...Read more

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Hi I have pain in my left hip & shooting down my leg & I'm not getting any relief?

Hi I have pain in my left hip & shooting down my leg & I'm not getting any relief?

Radicular Pain: What you are describing is nerve root pain, likely secondary to a pinched nerve in your back, time to discuss and have your doctor examine you. ...Read more

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What should I do about pain shooting down my leg? it started a few days ago and is like an electric shock.

What should I do about pain shooting down my leg? it started a few days ago and is like an electric shock.

R/O SCIATICA : Your age and description of symptoms is 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 pain shooting through my but all the way down my leg ot hurt sit lay down and walk happen ever so offend and last 3 day to a week?

I have pain shooting through my but all the way down my leg ot hurt sit lay down and walk happen ever so offend and last 3 day to a week?

See your doctor: Please see your doctor about this. You could be having a bout of sciatica, and need to be checked to be sure you have normal reflexes in your leg and foot. Your doctor may want to do some studies of your back also. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help, or Celebrex (less cardiovascular risk than some other nsaids). Herbal willow bark extract may help also -- one study found it equivalent to a cox-2 inhibitor. ...Read more

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I have a knot on the lower left side of my back below kidney. It don't hurt all the time, buy when it does its bad and pain shoots down my left leg.

I have a knot on the lower left side of my back below kidney. It don't hurt all the time, buy when it does its bad and pain shoots down my left leg.

Complex Pain Synd.: The knot and the pain are probably not related. The knot maybe a lump of fatty tissue called a lipoma. Your doc should give you clear answers. The pain is myofascial and the advil (ibuprofen) and opiates are mucking up your gut and your natural healing process. See my notes. Start a wellness program, add in vits and minerals, start acupuncture, get your wellness team together and you have to be the qb! ...Read more

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Pain in grown pain shoots down leg?

Pain in grown pain shoots down leg?

Groin pain: I would wonder about pain coming from the scrotal sac/testicles, a hernia in the groin, or hip pain. Some back pain can radiate around to the groin as well. ...Read more

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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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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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I constantly have back pain. It sometimes shoots down the left leg. How do I manage or control it?

Disk: There is a good chance you may have a disc herniation. Try not to lift heavy objects especially from the floor. You can try tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen... You may need physical therapy. See your doctor to get an exam and possibly some imaging for a proper diagnosis to guide further treatment... Good luck. ...Read more

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I have severe pain that starts at the hip and shoots all the way down my leg. What could be the possible diagnosis?

Possible sciatica.: Pain radiating down a leg often comes from a pinched nerve in the lower spine, termed sciatica. X-rays or MRI may help in determining the cause. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg pain and pain shooting down the leg. The following also describes me: Lower leg pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing  leg pain and pain shooting down the leg. The following also describes me: Lower leg pain. What should I do?

Hard to say: There are many potential causes. Sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back, is one of the more common causes. Arthritic conditions can cause leg pain as can vascular problems. A detailed history and exam can often determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more