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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


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What's a way to end my upper leg pain?

What's a way to end my upper leg pain?

1st get Dx: C an ortho and b evaluated. I'd not an orthopedic problem he/she can refer u 2 the proper specialty. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: upper leg pain?

What is the definition or description of: upper leg pain?

What is upper leg?: 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 just below the knee. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of upper leg pain when lying down?

Tight proximal quad: Hip flexor tightness common today from all the sitting and stair steppers and no quad stretching we do our hamstrings and calves few stretch the hip flexors or abductors remember middle school pe and the hurdler stretch second part lying back. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my upper leg pain. Should i?

Probably: There are many causes of upper leg pain. A physician would be the best one to determine the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have been jogging for a while and now have severe upper leg pain why?

I have been jogging for a while and now have severe upper leg pain why?

Upper leg pain jogn: If you have changed shoes or jog differently then this can cause muscle spasm in the upper leg and hip areas. Or this can be just "wear and tear" on the muscles and joints. See if taking a break for a week and some advil (ibuprofen) like medication over the counter to see if this helps. Otherwise please see your physician for further help and test. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get upper leg pain? Is he right?

Yes: Tendonitis is an overuse syndrome and can come anytime a tendon is used repetitively or with too much force. Tennis elbow is the classic example. Treatment requires rest and antiinflamitories, if tolerated. ...Read more

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What to do if I have lower back and upper leg pain?

What to do if I have lower back and upper leg pain?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Upper leg pain (moderate) front and back today. Only strenuous activity lately is sex but didn't feel any pain yesterday. Hurts a little when I sit.?

Upper leg pain (moderate) front and back today. Only strenuous activity lately is sex but didn't feel any pain yesterday. Hurts a little when I sit.?

Delayed Onset Pain: Delayed onset muscle pain is common after sex. There are five adductor muscles which go from the pelvis to the thigh bone and the gracilis and adductor magnus (long adductors) go from the pelvis to the knee. The main function of these muscles is to pull the legs together. They are used quite a lot in vigorous intercourse. If the pain persists more than a week or worsens you should see your doctor ...Read more

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Low back and upper leg pain/numbness after hysterectomy?

Low back and upper leg pain/numbness after hysterectomy?

Discuss w surgeon: The bac pain is probably normal postop pain. The numbness of the leg needs evaluation. There are a couple of nerves that can get compressed during hysterectomy which can cause this. Schedule a follow up appt. ...Read more

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I have upper leg pain all the way down to the bottom of my feet. What should I do?

Sciatica: It sounds like sciatica. See your physician for an exam and diagnosis. You might benefit from steroids or nsaids. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm taking culturalle probiotic. I heard upper leg pain can be a side effect. Is thIs true and should I stop taking them?

Hello, I'm taking culturalle probiotic. I heard upper leg pain can be a side effect. Is thIs true and should I stop taking them?

Not known sideeffect: I've never heard of leg pain as a side effect of Culturelle or any other probiotics. I searched for info on Culturelle side effects on several sites and found no mention of leg pain. Probiotics can cause some gas, loose stools or constipation, which is usually temporary, and rarely allergic reactions like hives. No need to stop but you many want to consult your doctor as to the cause of leg pain. ...Read more

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I've been feeling more tired and have some upper leg pain. When should I see the doctor?

Soon: When feel tired most of the time and have pain in the leg that is not normal, I would advice to see your doctor to see what is going on. I hope you feel better. Thanks. ...Read more

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What type of doctor do I see for upper leg pain going to my knee?

Orthopaedic Surgeon: Your pain may be coming from your back, your hip, or your knee. An orthopaedic surgeon can determine the source of your pain. ...Read more

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28years old lady presented with edema and pain on dorsum of foot gradualy developed into upper leg pain what causes?

Several things: This could have started from a blood clot or simple tendonitis.
Stress fracture could alter walking position and cause leg pain. ...Read more

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Bubbling feeling in groin area like I can feel the blood flowing with upper leg pain and pain behind my knee what could it be?

Bubbling feeling in groin area like I can feel the blood flowing with upper leg pain and pain behind my knee what could it be?

Hernia vs vascular: Your symptoms can be related to an inguinal hernia. Or also possibly a vascular lesion such as an aneurysm. You should have a surgeon examine you ...Read more

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Over a week now extreme pain on front of right upper leg. Pain runs from side of hip to inner part of knee. Dr prescribed methylpresnisolone, still in pain, referred to ortho appointment in 2 wks.

Over a week now extreme pain on front of right upper leg. Pain runs from side of hip to inner part of knee. Dr prescribed methylpresnisolone, still in pain, referred to ortho appointment in 2 wks.

Symptom Vs Cause: Sciatica is the symptom of leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg. The nerve then goes to the muscle which can then hurt, spasm or feel sore or irritated. ...Read more

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Severe Thigh pain and lower leg pain after sitting Indian style. I use always sit like that for hours & play video games Anything I can do to help it.

Severe Thigh pain and lower leg pain after sitting Indian style. I use always sit like that for hours & play video games Anything I can do to help it.

Hip, muscle, nerve: I'd love to be able to help you, but a more thorough history, physical exam and x-rays will be necessary to give you more answers. A doctor's visit with an orthopedic and/or sports med doctor will likely be your best bet. If I can be of further help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Swelling on the inner side of my knee, no injury and sometimes upper leg pain had ultrasound done vains r fine could it be lymphedema?

Swelling on the inner side of my knee, no injury and sometimes upper leg pain had ultrasound done vains r fine could it be lymphedema?

Probably not: If at the joint line a cyst from the medial meniscus can do this. This can occur wth meniscal tears. Other possibilities include a lipoma in the skin and, rarely, muscle herniation through a defect in the tissues surrounding muscle. Mri may help sort this out. ...Read more

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What exercise should be done to relieve thigh and leg pain?

What exercise should be done to relieve thigh and leg pain?

Consult P. therapist: To help as specific exercises to increase strength and stretch the thigh/leg muscles would definitely help.
Good luck. ...Read more

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It is common for diabetic leg pain to be as high as the thigh area or it is mainly isolated to the feet?

It is common for diabetic leg pain to be as high as the thigh area or it is mainly isolated to the feet?

Diabetic neuropathy: Most commonly it is in a "stocking" distribution, feet ankles. However it can go much higher. You should talk to your doctor about this. If this is diabetic neuropathy, good glycemic control and medications are important. Other types of neuropathy can involve motor and sensory nerves. However, other possibilities include nerve root/disk disease, or other neurologic problems. ...Read more

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Can sitting Indian style cause leg pain after words? I play games like that a lot for hours. Been developing leg pain calf and thigh

Can sitting Indian style cause leg pain after words? I play games like that a lot for hours. Been developing leg pain calf and thigh

Possibly: Sitting Indian style could cause some irritation to nerves, muscles, and possibly circulation. Suggestion would be to move around more or sit in that style for less time and shift positions which could alleviate your complaints. Good luck ...Read more

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Is the gastritis associated with the leg pain? I have pain at the back of my thigh specifically in buttocks area. I see this pain come and go.

Unlikely: Haven't ever heard of this relationship although everybody is unique so maybe you have some reflex sensations. You might want to treat your gastritis and see if the buttock pain goes away, that would help you know if something else is going on. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden left leg pain come from no where started in thigh now knew and lower leg also hurts?

What would cause sudden left leg pain come from no where started in thigh now knew and lower leg also hurts?

Variable: Musculoskeletal at your age.
EXERCIZE?
Workout?
Fall?
Herniated disc?
NSAIDS, ice, rest if not better in a day be seen!
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Is hysterectomy remove have the site effect is relate to leg pain. Thigh, knee pain?

Is hysterectomy remove have the site effect is relate to leg pain. Thigh, knee pain?

Unusual: It's unusual to have leg, thigh, & knee pain following hysterectomy. If you had a lapararoscopic or robotic procedure, it's possible (but unlikely) that the leg stirrups were compressing the areas you have concerns with. Check with your surgeon to address the above just to be thorough. Otherwise, a visit to your primary doc may be in order to explore other possibilities. Take care & good luck. ...Read more

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Can custom orthodics cause me upper leg and inner thigh pain when standing or walking. Pain for a week so far.

Yes.: Biomechanical orthotics change how the muscles in your feet and legs function during the gait cycle. For this reason, we instruct our patients to break in a new pair of orthotics over time, so as to not put too much strain on the muscles. Another answer is they might need to be adjusted. Talk to the doctor who prescribed them, who may also give you stretching exercises to do. ...Read more

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I used a foam roller for my leg pain, it caused even more painful burning sensations from thigh to feet. Any thoughts?

Pain: Perhaps instead of using a roller which causes friction and increases temperature further in your already inflammatory state, you use a cold pack. This will decrease blood flow and reduce the pain you are perceiving from inflammation. As your pain decreases after 24-48 hours, you can try applying heat and stretching to increase muscle flexibility. The roller might come in handy then. ...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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