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Random Shooting Knee Pain

I'm asking this question for my husband. Several times recently, he has been in a reclining position, and while his leg is still, he has a sharp, shooting pain radiate down his leg. He mentions that is it quite painful. I do believe he has some knee problems, but none have ever been diagnosed. It shoots from his knee down toward his foot, and at very random times. Any ideas?
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1711789 tn?1361308007
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Hi there!

Well, without an evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of his knee pain. Possibilities include nerve impingement/ compression, neuropathy, referred pain from other regions, vascular issues, chondromalacia patellae, loose bodies, infections/ inflammations, arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, cyst formation, iliotibial band syndrome, injuries to the internal knee ligaments/ menisci, patellar dislocation, bone growths/ tumours etc; just to name a few. I would suggest consulting a primary care physician or an orthopedician for an evaluation. After a cause is diagnosed, it can be managed accordingly.
Hope this helps.

Take care!
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