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What should I do to relieve the shooting pain in my knee?

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 more

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I have shooting pain in my left leg behind knee. What can I do to ease the pain ?

I have shooting pain in my left leg behind knee. What can I do to ease the pain
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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

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What should I do about the pain in my knees?

What should I do about the pain in my knees?

??: Kind of nonspecific but you might try some Ibuprofen or hot and cold packs or an otc knee brace but a visit with your doctor would be best if you want better answers hope you feel better. ...Read more

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What can I do for the pain in my right ankle?

What can I do for the pain in my right ankle?

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

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What should I do to stop the pain in my thighs/legs?

What should I do to stop the pain in my thighs/legs?

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

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What to do if I have pain from my hip through my knee,extreme pain in ankle?

What to do if I have pain from my hip through my knee,extreme pain in ankle?

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

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What can I do to ease the pain in my knees from osteoarthritis?

What can I do to ease the pain in my knees from osteoarthritis?

NSAIDs: Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate pain in my toe?

What can I do to alleviate pain in my toe?

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 more

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My left ankle is in continues pain and swollen. What can I do to alleviate the swelling and pain?

My left ankle is in continues pain and swollen. What can I do to alleviate the swelling and pain?

You have to find the: Reason for that pan and swelling, possible fracture if you trauma, or ligament injury or tendonitis. Please see an orthopedic surgeon he will advise you. ...Read more

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What should I do to help reduce the pain on my disk in my spine?

What should I do to help reduce the pain on my disk in my spine?

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

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What can I do to relieve the pain I have in my shoulders, and biceps?

What can I do to relieve the pain I have in my shoulders, and biceps?

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 more

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I think i pinched a nerve in my hip. The pain goes down my leg. What should I do without going to the doctor?

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

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What to do about sharp pain in my spine?

Have it evaluated by: Your pcp or an orthopod, with a detailed history, examination, investigations. All these would provide a diagnosis, so treatment could be started. Good luck ; happy holidays. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I have joint pain all over my body. What can I do to alleviate the pain?

I have joint pain all over my body. What can I do to alleviate the pain?

Medication: Over the counter pills like ibuprofen, naproxen, Acetaminophen may help; follow package instruction. If the pain continues or worsens see your primary doctor or a rheumatologist for testing. The condition might respond to other treatments. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve pain in my heels?

What can I do to relieve pain in my heels?

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 more

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What can I do for pain and swelling in the knee?

What can I do for pain and swelling in the knee?

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 more

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I have recurrent back pain, specifically at the back of my right shoulder. What should I do to ease the pain?

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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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 more

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Lower back pain is causing shooting pain referred leg and hip and knee pain. What can I do for relief?

Lower back pain is causing shooting pain referred leg and hip and knee pain. What can I do for relief?

See details: Your description suggests you have sciatica which is due to a nerve root compression in your back. Try rest, heat to the area and aleve (naproxen). If the problem persists, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have arthritis in my knee. Along with the knee pain i have shooting pain down my leg towards the ankle. Can arthritis cause pain down the leg?

I have arthritis in my knee. Along with the knee pain i have shooting pain down my leg towards the ankle. Can arthritis cause pain down the leg?

Not commonly: You maybe having symptoms from your lumbar spine. At age 30, you are on average too young to develop significant arthritis in your knee. There is a chance your knee pain and leg pain is coming from your back. Go see an orthopaedic surgeon or spinal specialist. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain behind right knee & calf when I walk started yesterday & Occasional first 3 toes go numb. What could be wrong? Home relief?

Sharp shooting pain behind right knee & calf when I walk started yesterday & Occasional first 3 toes go numb. What could be wrong? Home relief?

Calf pain: Pain behind the knee on walking, if not due to a strain, could be due to an inflammed muscle or tendon. Less likely would be a vein inflammation(phlebitis) or cyst. Numbness in the toes could be from a pinched nerve . See an orthopedic surgeon if symptoms persist or worsen. Cold or heat applications,liniment and, if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen rMay help. ...Read more

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Hi I have shooting pain in my knee what could it be sprain torn muscle ligament ect and what should I do I also. Sometimes can't walk on it Thank you.

Hi I have shooting pain in my knee what could it be sprain torn muscle ligament ect and what should I do I also. Sometimes can't walk on it
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Modify activity: It could be a number of different things depending upon your activity level and whether or not there was any specific event that preceded it. Is the knee swollen or unstable when walking? Your symptoms should improve over several days to weeks with rest and eliminating any activity that could worsen it. If not, it is worth getting evaluated by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Why does my knee feel stiff and when i bend it i get a shooting pain going up my thy?

Why does my knee feel stiff and when i bend it i get a shooting pain going up my thy?

Without knowing : Your Physical exam and X-ray finding, it is probably related to have knee inflammation with possible knee effusion and could cause nerve irritation or compression of tibial or common fibular nerve that extend upward. ...Read more

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I am having very bad knee pain. Some times the pain shoots up my leg & my knee will give out what should I do?

I am having very bad knee pain. Some times the pain shoots up my leg & my knee will give out what should I do?

Too young for that: you are too young for that you must injured your knee some time in the past and it pay back now unless you decided suddenly to have rheumatoid arthritis so you are too young to live with pain like this go and see your doctor or knee specialist or a arthritis specialist you will get proper evaluation either get assured or get the proper treatment do not ignore it please good luck ...Read more

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I have sharp shooting pain in my left inner thigh just above knee what is that?

I have sharp shooting pain in my left inner thigh just above knee what is that?

Shooting pains: Without a good History and physical/clinical exam it is tough to say. Common causes could include arthritis, a pinching nerve, phlebitis, muscle strain, etc. etc. Get the area assessed by a good health care provider. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My ankles are very swollen and painful. I feel shooting pain up to my knees. Any advice would be appreciated.

My ankles are very swollen and painful. I feel shooting pain up to my knees. Any advice would be appreciated.

Hard to comment: There are many potential causes for swelling in the ankles. A physical exam and more background information is needed to begin to differentiate. In the meantime, cold compress and elevation when possible may provide some short-term relief. ...Read more

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My uncle is 50yrs. He got healthcheck up done. everything is fine. While walking he is getting shooting pain in knees only. Why?

My uncle is 50yrs. He got healthcheck up done. everything is fine. While walking he is getting shooting pain in knees only. Why?

Arthritis: Regular checkup doesn't evaluate for arthritis typically. Sounds like degenerative arthritis if the knees or meniscus tear. Needs an Orthopaedic exam., X-rays and possibly MRI. ...Read more

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Getting a sharp shooting pain in the outside of my right knee, it just appears randomly then goes after around 25 minutes, i don't know what it is.

Getting a sharp shooting pain in the outside of my right knee, it just appears randomly then goes after around 25 minutes, i don't know what it is.

Need to be checked: Not enough information to advice you what it could be.But having said that it needs to be evaluated with comprehensive history and physical exam and imaging like x-rays and/or MRI .Only than we will know the cause of your pain and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have shooting pain on the inside of my knee when I am lying flat i can walk and sit with little discomfort i also have deteriorating disks in my low?

I have shooting pain on the inside of my knee when I am lying flat i can walk and sit with little discomfort i also have deteriorating disks in my low?

Back and/or knee: If the knee doesn't swell, get hot, red, click or lock (arrested during active extension or flexion) then look elsewhere for causation including pinched spinal nerves. Other nerve issues, including intrapelvic are also possible. If the pain is severe or you have trouble walking, even though painless, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Common causes for shooting pain from hip to knee?

Common causes for shooting pain from hip to knee?

Nerve or Muscle: This could be referred pain from a nerve that is irritated in your back. It also could be pain from hip bursitis or another condition called iliotibial band syndrome. If you symptoms have not improved over a few weeks, then go discuss with your Doc. A course of physical therapy may help. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp shooting pain behind knee and behind thigh?

What could cause sharp shooting pain behind knee and behind thigh?

Knee and thigh pain: There are more than a couple things that can cause this. Your best first right thing to do is see a physician who will examine you and determine the cause and formulate a treatment plan . ...Read more

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I have shooting pain in my left leg behind knee. What can I do to ease the pain ?

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

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I am getting a shooting pain in my right knee only when kneeling on it, it's very sharp and painfull, otherwise my knee is fine . What is the cause?

I am getting a shooting pain in my right knee only when kneeling on it, it's very sharp and painfull, otherwise my knee is fine . What is the cause?

Probably bursitis: Knee pain especially on kneeling is suggestive of bursitis most likely prepatellar bursitis. There are numerous fluid filled sacs on the knee joint that help lubricate it. Sometimes they get inflamed. Rest and and applying ice can help. A consultation with a physician may be warranted to do further work up such as ordering x-rays to rule out possible fracture. ...Read more

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I am a dancer and I have had knee pain so i used a brace it worked but all of a sudden i started getting really bad stabbing shooting pains what is it?

See a doctor: There's something wrong because even you use the brace, but you still still experiences pain. The knee might already have some damage and brace not helping relief the symptom. You really need to see a doctor get a full exam and possible radiology study to find out the cause. ...Read more