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What causes sharp pain and numbness in knee?

I keep getting sharp pain on the outside of my knee on my right leg. The pain feels similar to a tooth ache pain when a nerve has been exposed. The pain only lasts for a few seconds but is very sharp and painful. When i touch the area, it has a numbness feeling.
Thu, 26 Mar 2020
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Hello,

Your symptoms are suggestive of a pinched nerve (peroneal nerve). For this reason, I recommend consulting with a neurologist for a physical exam and performing nerve conduction studies. Surgery may be needed.

Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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What causes sharp pain and numbness in knee?

Hello, Your symptoms are suggestive of a pinched nerve (peroneal nerve). For this reason, I recommend consulting with a neurologist for a physical exam and performing nerve conduction studies. Surgery may be needed. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist