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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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Periodic front hip/ upper thigh (groin crease) pain w movement day after alcohol consumption. Causes?

Periodic front hip/ upper thigh (groin crease) pain w movement day after alcohol consumption. Causes?

Kidney stone: From the timing, it sounds like a kidney stone. There is some association between alcohol and kidney stones, though not conclusive, but the idea is that the increased urine output from alcohol causes dehydration, which promotes kidney stone formation. The hip/groin is the classic referred pain area for "renal colic", as it's called. ...Read more

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Upper thigh pain with one kidney?

Upper thigh pain with one kidney?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) and some muscle spasm meds are used to treat pain. Ice or heating pad can also help. ...Read more

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What can I do about back upper thigh pain?

What can I do about back upper thigh pain?

Stretch: Stretching may be the best way to diminish upper thigh pain. There are several exercises for this. They must be done regularly for several days or weeks. Check out the internet. Also, try massage and pain- relieving gels. Check with your doctor or physical therapist if these do not help. ...Read more

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Back of upper thigh pain can be due to anxiety?

Back of upper thigh pain can be due to anxiety?

Not likely, but: Anxiety can make anything worse. It's amazing, but true. Anything negative is likely to feel more negative and positive things can lose a lot of their delight. That's a reason to learn how to lower anxiety. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I am having upper thigh pain to my right thigh, hurts to move any ideas?

More information: is needed,,,Although usually BILATERAL you may have COMPARTMENTAL SYNDROME a syndrome in young people ...mostly athletes...AT age 17 there are only a few possibilities. Ask question again and describe your ACTIVITIES! Just a thought! Hope it helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have upper thigh pain... It starts off at my lower back and goes to my upper thigh hurts when standing and hurts less with walking?

I have upper thigh pain... It starts off at my lower back and goes to my upper thigh hurts when standing and hurts less with walking?

Sciatica: 18y w. low back pain into upper thigh is describing sciatica. Causes are many including disk disorder & Pyriformis syndrome. Per med lit., up to 30% of chronic low back pain is due to sacroiliac joint, SIJ, disorder; highly associated with sciatica. In teenagers participation in contact & extreme sports often causal. Permanent injury to SIJ ligaments manifests as chronic low back pain & sciatica. ...Read more

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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