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What causes sudden shooting pain in the leg?

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Dr. Ajay Panwar


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Posted on Mon, 19 Oct 2015 in Brain and Spine
Question: Eighteen yr female has sudden shooting pain from thigh down leg. Not able to bend her knee. Has not had an injury but does work as a hostess at a restaurant.
Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar 5 hours later
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Detailed Answer:
Hi xxxxx,
Thanks for being on
I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist,here to answer your query.

I would surely like to offer my best opinion but I need to know a few details beforehand-
1)Is she having tingling or numbness in that leg?Is she having weakness in her leg?
2)Did it start with an injury?fall?accident?Any correlation about a precipitating event?
3)Does he have a preexisting-illness?

Please follow-up with details so that I can answer it well.

Dr.Ajay Panwar,
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