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What Does Mean When You Keep Getting Shooting Pains In Your Leg
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
What does it mean when my leg tingles every once in a while i also get a shooting pain in my left leg every once in a while too?
Why do I get pain in my hip when i lie on it for a long time and why do I get shooting pains in my leg behind the knee?
I get these shooting pains, like an electric jolt, in my lower back. When I do situps i hear/feel a weird crunching/pop. I get pains down my butt/leg?
Nerve pain: You are pinching the nerve that goes to your leg.As long as there is no weakness ( one sign is knee buckling) or persistant numbness, just change your technique ( crunches, suspended knee/leg raises). Due to your age, you may have a herniated disc in the spine or a compression fracture ( sign of osteoporosis)of the spine.These would require an evaluation and appropriate imaging, and treatment. ...Read more
In the middle of walking through the store i will get shooting pains down my legs. It gets so bad sometimes i can't even stand up straight. What is it?
I get sharp pains that start from my buttock and shoot down my leg. Pain in back . Sharp pains in my head could this be caused by my sacral dimple ???
Unlikely: It's possible the back has a pinched nerve in it. That would explain the connection to the lower back. ...Read more
Desk job kills me. Feel almost elderly at work (in 30s dealing w/ctd).Spine hurts, shooting leg pains.Get up atleast 1x/hr.Great when active.How 2 deal?
Keep moving: Two things to consider. First, consider further testing to ensure see if the back and leg pain you have may be more than just related to your connective tissue disease. For example, a disc herniation is a very treatable condition and could be diagnosed on an mri. Finally, although it is not simple, find a way to keep moving even while at work. Good luck! ...Read more
Since diagnosed with lupus which is currently under control, i get bothersome random shooting pains in legs/arms.Tests/labs are normal. No known cause
Pain Disorder: I feel your concern. Since tests and lab are normal it is likely that stresses in your life are inducing shooting pains in arms and legs. Please see a psychiatrist for diagnosis od your medical psychiatric condition and treatment including pain management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I woke up feeling a strong pulse in my left lower leg. I also get random chest pains and shooting pains in my left underarm. I am 21 & on birth contro?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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