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What causes sharp pain in the left leg?

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Posted on Wed, 31 May 2017
Question: persistent superficial sharp pain on left leg with any pressure on the bottom part of the tibial tuberosity and radiates laterally fanning to a skin surface about the size of my palm. It does not hurt unless any pressure is placed on the skin. The entire section is effected. feels like needles going into the skin. I've noticed it for about 3 weeks.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Methylcobalamine supplementation should help.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. I would insist you to upload an image pointing to the exact location of the pain. Going by the description it seems that it could be due to peripheral neuropathy. If that is the case, taking methylcobalamine (a form of B vitamin) 1500 mcg once daily for at least a couple of weeks should provide relief.

Let me know if I could help further.

Regards
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What causes sharp pain in the left leg?

Brief Answer: Methylcobalamine supplementation should help. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. I would insist you to upload an image pointing to the exact location of the pain. Going by the description it seems that it could be due to peripheral neuropathy. If that is the case, taking methylcobalamine (a form of B vitamin) 1500 mcg once daily for at least a couple of weeks should provide relief. Let me know if I could help further. Regards