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What Should I Do To Relieve The Shooting Pain In My Knee
Shooting Knee Pain: "shooting" knee pain can come from: arthritis. Torn meniscus. Trauma to the knee cap. A bursitis around the knee (pes anserine). Trapping of a little fold of the joint lining in the joint crease. Of these i think the most likely cause of a transient "shooting" pain would be a torn, or partially torn, meniscus (cartilage). Which side of the joint is affected will help pin down the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See doctor: Shooting pain in the leg is sometimes referred to as sciatica. It may be caused by inflammation of one of the spinal nerves. Without treatment, the pain can be quite debilitating. There are many possible treatment options including medications, pt, and injections. The option I have found to be most helpful is injection of local anesthetic and steroid directly onto the inflamed nerve. ...Read more
Get diagnosed first: There are a number of things that can cause pain in the ankles. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone pain in the ankles should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more
Determine the cause: The first thing you need to do is to determine the cause. Is it from your back, hips or is there another cause? You can start with your primary car doctor if you have one. Otherwise, speak with an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more
See a doctor: These might represent an arthritic process, or a low back issue radiating into the legs. See your doctor soon so you can get appropriate care and relief! ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Pain could be as a result of different things. One would need to do a thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams to determine the cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis) infection metabolic conditions (gout) musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality. Neurologic conditions (neuropathy). See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My left ankle is in continues pain and swollen. What can I do to alleviate the swelling and pain?
Back pain in young: Young patients rarely need further evaluation for back pain as it is usually self-limiting. For mild symptoms, muscle pains are most common. Consider also disc degeneration which is the rule not exception. If symptoms persist. Core strength is a start: pilates/yoga/piyo, nsaid's, salonpas hot patches. Mckenzie pt if no better but requires a doc's rx. ...Read more
Need More Info: Please state the circumstances surrounding your pain-what you do to aggrevate, the character or the pain-aching, burning, stabbing, radiation (does it seem to move), what relieves it if anything, how long have you had it, were there injuries associated with the pain. Thanks! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think i pinched a nerve in my hip. The pain goes down my leg. What should I do without going to the doctor?
Not much: Besides rest, hope, and prayer. You might have injured your low back too. When pain travels like this, it means you have an injury that involves a nerve, like the sciatic nerve. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more
Pain in r elbow radiating into my forearm when I straighten it. What can it be and what can I do to relieve the pain?
It depends: If the pain is medial and goes into your ring and little finger, it's probably cubital tunnel syndrome, which is a pinched nerve on the inside of the elbow. If its the outside of the elbow, it may be tennis elbow syndrome. Both should be treated with rest and anti-inflammatory medication, but if it keeps hurting see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Combo treatment. : If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the morning, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ice, rest, NSAIDs: Most swollen, painful joints are due to overuse, arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, etc. These can usually be treated with rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medicines like Motrin or aleve (naproxen). Sometimes drainage and injections can also help. If the joint swells rapidly or is red, hot, or extremely tender, see your doctor as this could be something more serious like an infection or gout. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have recurrent back pain, specifically at the back of my right shoulder. What should I do to ease the pain?
Find a Physician: Pain around the shoulder blade is typically referred from the cervical spine. I recommend that you find a physician who specializes in non-surgical spine care. My recommendation is a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. They should be able to perform a comprehensive examination, review your imaging studies and develop a working diagnosis and treatment plan to get rid of your pain. ...Read more
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