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Doctor insights on: What Does Mean When You Keep Getting Shooting Pains In Your Leg

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

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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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?

Disc herniation : I would recommend to do checkup for a disc herniation. These symptoms may also appear in care of spinal stenosis or any other compression of nerve roots. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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 more

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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?

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?

Possible blood clots: You should consider going to local ER to get evaluation for possible blood clot in your leg. The doctor can do a test called a ddimer or an ultrasound of leg and/or a CT of chest. Being on the pill can increase chance of clots, especially in smokers. ...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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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 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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If i lift my left leg, i get a shooting pain in the right leg?

Myofascial pain: You might have a neuromuscular trigger point (myofascial pain) that when activated (muscle used) cause pain in the area and also at a distance. Sometimes it can be also a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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I get shooting pain in my lower back that runs down my leg. What could be causing this?

LBP and leg pain: There could be one any - disc issue, disc bulge/herniation, nerve irritation, back muscle issues etc... I would need more information on how this started and more on where in the leg the pain is located, is it in the feet etc... ...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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