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What causes sudden burning pain in the left thigh? Lasted over night still burns hurts to use the muscles to walk

What causes sudden burning pain in the left thigh? Lasted over night still burns hurts to use the muscles to walk

?meralgia: Pinching of lat femoral cutaneous nerve at hip is not uncommon and causes meralgia paresthetica, which might be made worse by tight objects about the waist. Although most commonly this is a mechanical issue, on rare occasions, there may be an initial presentation of a systemic disorder such as diabetes. Contact your physician. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Have burning pain in groin and inner and front of thighs. Pain on right side of low back, pelvis. What could this be? Pulled muscle pressing a nerve?

Have burning pain in groin and inner and front of thighs. Pain on right side of low back, pelvis. What could this be? Pulled muscle pressing a nerve?

Nerve Pain: Burning-like pain is neuropathic in nature. There is a compressed nerve present, don't know the cause. A muscle spasm can compress nerves. Need to see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Unable to walk due to right thigh muscle is stuck having terrible burning pain shooting from lower back having stabbing pain which shoots into buttock?

Sciatica?: A pattern of pain in low back, thigh, and buttock is sciatica. Usually self-limiting, but if persist for more than a week or so, then a doctor needs to be consulted. ...Read more

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Muscle pain and tightness in back of thigh for 5 days and now spreading into my calf. It is a burning pain like a bad cramp. What could it be?

Muscle pain and tightness in back of thigh for 5 days and now spreading into my calf. It is a burning pain like a bad cramp. What could it be?

Interpretation: May well represent a muscular hamstring strain/sprain, but radiation down leg could be a sciatica. Might wonder about piriformis syndrome or discogenic issue in lower back. Sacro-iliac dysfnctn could also cause this. Might have your doctor exam and suggest approaches. ...Read more

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Burning Pain from foot bridge to thigh whole leg pain is on the inside, feels like on the bone not skin or muscle. Pain scale is 8. Lower bck pain too?

Lumbar radiculopathy: likely lumbar radicular pain. quick onset, burning, sharp, shooting pain like this is probably from nerve impingement from your spine, given your age - likely a disk. see your PCP for a referral for pain medicine eval, they may get an MRI to see and you may be a candidate for an ESI in addition to anti-inflammatory meds (tylenol, NSAIDs), PT and meds like gabapentin/lyrica for nerve related pain. ...Read more

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I have burning pain in thigh any ideas, what do you recommend?

Back: It could be coming from your lumbar spine. My suggestion is to see a spine specialist and have a proper evaluation. You may also need an MRI. You don't have to have back pain to have a pinched nerve. ...Read more

Thigh Pain (Definition)

The thigh is the upper part of your lower extremity between your hip and knee. Any pain within this region could be considered thigh pain. Possible diagnosis include fractures, stress fractures, muscle contusions or strains, referred pain from the back and hip to ...Read more


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Burning Pain (Definition)

Burning pain is one of the hallmarks of pain due to nerve damage. Any skin condition may also cause burning pain. It is different than sharp stabbing pain ...Read more