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A 25-year-old member asked:

what would cause a thigh to be numb?

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Dr. Kai Philipp Olshausen
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Pinched nerve: This could be due to "pinched" nerves. Where is the big question. It could be at the level of the spine, within a muscle or it could be a small superficial peripheral muscle. If it really is just a patch of numbness on your thigh it could be "meralgia paresthetica" a benign condition. But to be sure have it examined by your doctor.
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holtanswered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Meralgia parestheica: The lateral femoral cutaneous nerve can get pinched causing a numb area on the front of or outside part of the thigh. Get an exam by a doctor though because your symptom may also be due to other more serious causes.

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How can I recover from a torn hamstring?

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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Torn Hamstring: It depends on the severity. In general grade 1 strains usually recover in under 3 weeks. Grade 2 strains/tears - 4 to 6 weeks. Grade 3 tears - 8 to 12 weeks. Typically surgery is not recommended and recovery involves rest, stretching, and controlled strengthening. However, if 2 of the 3 tendons are avulsed from the origin, early surgery to repair the tendon to the origin would be an option.
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How should I treat my pulled quad?

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Dr. Vishal Shah
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R.I.C.E. and Rehab: Always seek medical evaluation if your condition does not improve with treatment. Briefly, care for a quad strain should initially involve ice, rest, and a compressive wrap. Early range of motion is important when pain allows, followed by gradual strengthening exercises and methodical and controlled increase in activities. Medications and physical therapy can be helpful as well.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to mend a strained hamstring?

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Dr. Joseph Hermann
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Six weeks: This is just a ballpark timeframe assuming a simple strain and no aggravating circumstances. Consult a physical therapist to learn how to maximize healing in the shortest amount time.
Los Angeles, CA
A 44-year-old male asked:

My right thigh gets numb.What can be the cause and what can I do about it?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Meralgia: This is generally caused by entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve in the inguinal ligament as it passes down in front of your thigh. Called meralgia paresthetica. Usual treatment is to take pressure off the front of your lower abdomen/groin by not wearing a tight belt or pants and losing weight.
Irvine, CA
A 16-year-old female asked:

I have a patch on my left thigh which is numb and has several small bumbs on it. Should I be concerned? What caused it? Should I get it checked out?

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Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Numb patch of skin: I sounds like a skin lesion, which could of many reasons. May be some form of dermatitis or infection. . If not getting better in couple of weeks after hydrocortisone crm, have it checked out.

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