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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Burning Thigh Pain (Overview)

Meralgia paraesthetica causes a burning sensation of a patch of sjine on the upper thigh. It is due to an inflammation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve as it comes over the rim of the pelvic bone. Seen after injury to it, associated with weight gain (or loss) and often with no apparent cause. Treated with avoiding tight under garment pressing on nerve, injections and occasionally surgery.


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What is the definition or description of: burning thigh pain?

What is the definition or description of: burning thigh pain?

Meralgia paresthetic: Meralgia paraesthetica causes a burning sensation of a patch of sjine on the upper thigh. It is due to an inflammation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve as it comes over the rim of the pelvic bone. Seen after injury to it, associated with weight gain (or loss) and often with no apparent cause. Treated with avoiding tight under garment pressing on nerve, injections and occasionally surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
3 doctors shared insights

Burning Thigh Pain (Overview)

Meralgia paraesthetica causes a burning sensation of a patch of sjine on the upper thigh. It is due to an inflammation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve as it comes over the rim of the pelvic bone. Seen after injury to it, associated with weight gain (or loss) and often with no apparent cause. Treated with avoiding tight under garment pressing on nerve, injections and occasionally surgery.


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Is burning thigh pain a usual symptom of meralgia paresthetica?

Is burning thigh pain a usual symptom of meralgia paresthetica?

Yes: Burning or numbness along the lateral thigh is classic for meralgia paresthetica, but if you do not have a reason for it (protuberant abdomen, lots of pushing activities bent forward) then make sure other sources have been excluded (like an L4 root compression). ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Thyroid nodule, upper thigh pain/burning! boil on r.Leg too...Should i go on to the er?

Thyroid nodule, upper thigh pain/burning! boil on r.Leg too...Should i go on to the er?

The ER: Can't help with a thyroid nodule. A lower leg (calf?) boil is unlikely to cause thigh discomfort in the absence of extensive soft tissue infection which would cause skin redness, pain, and fever. Overall, unless you feel acutely ill, visiting your family clinician is likely the best route. ...Read more

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Is there any reason i would get thigh burning pain at the same time my upper back pain flares up ? Both burning/prickly sensation. Very odd.

Yes: Neuropathic pain....Secondary to lumbar area disc / foraminal stenosis. See your pmd. Can be other more serious condition because of unusual disease. Simple vit B12 deficiency possible. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Have burning numb sensation in lower legs. Sometimes burning sensation in thighs. Pain in lower back and when bend over could this be herniated disc?

Have burning numb sensation in lower legs. Sometimes burning sensation in thighs. Pain in lower back and when bend over could this be herniated disc?

Yes : The sensation of numbness is usually a neurological symptom, and in an otherwise healthy 34 yo, a herniated disc in the lumbar spine is one of the more common causes. That being said, there are other potential causes as well and i would encourage you to be seen. ...Read more

Upper Leg Pain (Definition)

Before answering this question, it would be better to define what exactly is meant by the term "upper leg". Orthopaedic surgeons (and others) typically use the term "thigh" to mean the area between the hip and the knee. They use the term "leg" to mean the area between the knee and the ankle. Thus, it is important to specify whether we are discussing pain just below the hip or ...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