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My back and left leg get sharp pains that run through.?

My back and left leg get sharp pains that run through.?

Exam: This sounds like a neuritis (inflammed nerve)- call your physician for medication and you will need an examination and xrays. ...Read more

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When I straighten my back up I get these sharp pains in back of my thigh and sometimes in calf lower leg hurts as well?

Discogenic Pain: Straightening the back narrows the spinal canal causing pain, need to see your doctor for further evaluation if you have not done so. ...Read more

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I got hit in the leg 2 weeks ago and now I get random sharp pains that last 5 minutes or so and then go away about 4-5 times a day?

Ans: Yes you most likely injured the soft tissue. This takes time to heal. You may have intermittent discomfort for months and then will go away. Be patient. Once injured takes a while to resolve ...Read more

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Since I was young 13 I have been gettin sharp pains in my leg near my shin. It makes me rest while walking often times near tears... Help please?

Since I was young 13 I have been gettin sharp pains in my leg near my shin. It makes me rest while walking often times near tears... Help please?

Shin splints?: It could be shin splints, (tearing of the outer fibers of the tibia from repetitive impact), or possibly a stress fracture. Ibuprophen, taken as directed, and icing can eleviate some of the pain.

A doctor can evaluate, and possibly discuss with you better footwear options or refer you to someone who specializes in that. ...Read more

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Have ctd. Can run 6-8 miles painfree & feel awesome but get excruciating sharp pains down legs overnight, am, or if I sit too long. Typical with ctd?

Have ctd. Can run 6-8 miles painfree & feel awesome but get excruciating sharp pains down legs overnight, am, or if I sit too long. Typical with ctd?

If I knew CTD: If by ctd you mean connective tissue disease you haven't given us much information--there are a lot of ctds with lots of different symptoms. From your age, i'd bet lupus, sle, which can affect muscles and everything else.
Don't stop running, just stay hydrated and wear sunscreen. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain going down my keft leg........ When I get up from sitting or laying I am having sharp pains shooting down my left leg, it starts in my lower back on the left side just below my waistline and shoots down my left leg and it hurts more wher

You: You may have ruptured disk. I would recommend seeing a physical therapist, but if you can not afford it you could try to look up mckenzie exercises on youtube. If it worsens or does not improve you should really see a doctor. Good luck! ...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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Is there any kind of relief I can get from my back pain? I have sharp pains running up and down my legs from my waist down. I do have a herniated disk at my l5s1 and have had 3steroid injections in the past 3 weeks. Yesterday my pain started, so my doctor

Sorry: Sorry to hear about your back and leg pain. The l5-s1 disk is probably pinching your leg nerves (sciatic nerves) causing leg pain called sciatica. Lumbar disk surgery should be considered if steroid injections have not relieved the pain.

Traditionally lumbar disk surgery was done through a large incision with significant muscle retraction, damage and bone removal to get to the disk. Today most lumbar disk herniations can be removed minimally invasively with the spine endoscope. This outpatient surgery is done with a small camera the size of a pen through an incision the size of your finger nail. Most people have quick relief from their pain and decreased recovery.

For more information about lumbar disk herniations and sciatica and endoscopic spine surgery please see my health guides. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm having a tingle in my breast my back hurts and leg cramps sharp pains in my stomach and can't get enough sleep but I just had a period 2 weeks ago?

I'm having a tingle in my breast my back hurts and leg cramps sharp pains in my stomach and can't get enough sleep but I just had a period 2 weeks ago?

Fms: Wow, these are unusual symptoms and I am not sure they can be explained by one disease entity. You may have fibromyalgia? You may wish to see a gynecologist or your family doctor and get a complete exam. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you get a sharp pain down your right leg?

What does it mean if you get a sharp pain down your right leg?

Multiple reasons: A sharp pain radiating into the leg can be indicative of multiple problems including a strained muscle, a pinched nerve, tendonitis, neuropathy (a problem with the nerves in the legs), or blood flow issues. The ways to determine the cause is to figure out what makes the symptoms better & worse and a physical examination. Don't hesitate to ask if you have a more specific question! ...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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I get a sharp pain on the outside of my lower right leg when I jog, how can I relieve the pain?

Get it checked: Several things could be causing the pain, and the treatments are different. The best way to treat the pain is to get it checked so that you have an accurate diagnosis. Once you have a diagnosis, treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain in the left lower part of my body right above my leg. It gets worse if I walk a lot. What is it?

I get a sharp pain in the left lower part of my body right above my leg. It gets worse if I walk a lot. What is it?

Need more specifics: In the back of the knee it could be hamstring tendinopathy, a bakers cyst, a blood clot or other things...In the front of the knee it could be a muscle strain, patella problems, quad tendinimopaghy or other things, you really need a better exam to clarify. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I stand I get horrible sharp pain in my left leg it goes after a while but it scares me it has happened before?

Sometimes when I stand I get horrible sharp pain in my left leg it goes after a while but it scares me it has happened before?

R/O SCIATICA: Symptoms 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 banged my shin into a metal corner 10 days ago. Still hurts (medium, sharp) to stand, cross my leg over top of the other. Should I get this x-rated?

I banged my shin into a metal corner 10 days ago. Still hurts (medium, sharp) to stand, cross my leg over top of the other. Should I get this x-rated?

Bone contusion: You have probably injured the periosteum, which is the outermost part of the bone. It will take time to heal. Apply heat, use anti inflammatory Meds like Advil (ibuprofen). A tincture if time is what you need. ...Read more

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Could I get any infections if I got cut on leg from sharp piece of metal (not rusty?

Could I get any infections if I got cut on leg from sharp piece of metal (not rusty?

Rusty nails: Any opening in the skin, the body's protective layer, can result in a chance of infection. In the future, before bandaging, always wash the wound with copious amounts of clean water, . ...Read more

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Hiking uphill I get pain in my left inner thigh. Downhill is fine. After the hike, lifting my left leg up, I feel sharp pain in my inner thigh. Help!

Hip Pain: Concern would be hip etiology. When you go up hills you go into increased flexion at the femoral acetabular joint (hip joint). Many things can cause this including cartilage issues or osteoarthritis, labral changes, or femoral acetabular impingement. A clinical exam and simple x-ray may provide quite a bit of information. ...Read more

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Can you ever get a sharp pain in your lower leg when your asleep?

Can you ever get a sharp pain in your lower leg when your asleep?

Sharp pain: No I don't. If you do and it perisists see your doc as it is abnormal and sounds neuropathic. ...Read more

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Why I get a sharp pain in my right testicle and also sharp pain on my right leg, it's a sharp pain that comes and goes together?

Why I get a sharp pain in my right testicle and also sharp pain on my right leg, it's a sharp pain that comes and goes together?

This could be from: Any of a number of things including local testicular issues as well as spinal stenosis or spinal nerve compression from arthritis in your back. This won't be fully diagnosable over the internet. Ask your health care provider to run some tests (MRI) and see what turns up. ...Read more

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Every time I do exercise I get a sharp pain on the inside of my legs just in behind my shins? It normally goes away half an hour after stopping?

Every time I do exercise I get a sharp pain on the inside of my legs just in behind my shins? It normally goes away half an hour after stopping?

Normal: The fascia around the muscles does not yield when muscles contract and it may cause pain. Keep up with the exercise and the fascia will loosen up gradually.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have been having a small sharp pain on the inner side of my left calf. I also get some aching behind my leg at times too. This has been about a week?

I have been having a small sharp pain on the inner side of my left calf. I also get some aching behind my leg at times too. This has been about a week?

Calf pain: If you have abnormal swelling, Left side bigger than the right, and pain it is possible you may have a DVT (deep venous thrombosis). I would go to your PCP and obtain a venous ultrasound to evaluate for a venous blood clot. If this is the case you will need to be on blood thinners for about 3 months. Get checked now. ...Read more

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Why do I have numbness just under my left shoulder and all so I get sharp pain on and off in my left leg?

Many possible causes: ...You need to have this evaluated as soon as possible. See your doctor right away. ...Read more

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While sitting straighten my back get sharp pain in calf and back of thigh and sometimes in butt on left leg?

While sitting straighten my back get sharp pain in calf and back of thigh and sometimes in butt on left leg?

You're too tight: This is simply a lack of flexibility in your hamstring and calf muscles. You need to stretch both muscle groups in both legs 3-5 times daily, 1 repetition each side, with stretch held 30-90 seconds. Do this regimen for a month and see the benefits....Then continue it for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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Why do my knees get a sharp pain when I cross my legs? I'm 19 and don't do much physical work. Has been happening for the last week.

Abnormal position: You may have a pulled muscle or be out of alignment. Your back may even be out. You may find that a massage and /or seeing a chiropractor helps realign you and eliminate the pain. If not consider acupuncture and consider a gluten free diet as we are finding gluten is inflammatory. ...Read more

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I get a very sharp pain in my lower leg when I stretch. I believe its called "charlie horse" this happens too often. How can I help this?

I get a very sharp pain in my lower leg when I stretch. I believe its called "charlie horse" this happens too often. How can I help this?

Charlie Horse: A charlie horse is actually bleeding (a small blood clot) in your muscle due to excessive, forceful stretching in which a muscle gets pulled and tears a small blood vessel. The most common pain you get when you stretch is just from the stretching itself. As you try to move contracted muscle fibers further apart, they hurt for a while. That is the whole point of stretching to loosen them up. ...Read more