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Doctor insights on: Groin And Thigh Pain After Running

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Pain in groin muscle after running, why?

Pain in groin muscle after running, why?

Pulled muscle: If you have pain in your groin muscle after running, it's possible that you pulled a muscle. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (rice) may help you recover. Gentle warming up before engaging in physical activity, followed by stretching, followed by activity, followed by cool down, followed by stretching is a great way to keep limber and healthy. Good luck! ...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


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I've had sciatic pains in left leg for a while, pain radiates down back of leg around ankle and down to toe.Also feel pain between groin and leg.

Anatomy: You could be having symptoms secondary to a disc problem over the lower back. An MRI study could reveal extent of problem. Physical therapy might help, yet if there is chronic and substantial nerve root compression, a surgery might be indicated. ...Read more

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Lateral thigh pain during and after exercise?

Lateral thigh pain during and after exercise?

A few things: Check w/ md, in order of frequency: 1.Tight iliotibial (it) bands: learn some stretches from internet & do them when you're warmed up or seek physical therapy. 2.Trochanteric bursitis: might need othopedist and injection especially if thigh hurts when you roll over on it. 3:hip or low back arthritis causing "pinching" of cartilage or nerve. 4:bone pain from weakness, osteoporosis, over-training. ...Read more

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Pain behind knee outerside, pain shooting butt to foot, burning from knee down, foot arch pain. Bad pain behind knee a few days ago after suddenmotion?

Shooting pain: sounds like "sciatica" could be due to a lumbar disc pressing on the nerve to detect this will need CT SCAN or MRI , the other possible cause is called piriformis syndrome usually after certain type of exercises stretching to far of lifting ...Read more

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29/f . Past few weeks been having leg pain from thigh to foot. Sometimes shooting pains in thigh to calf, sometimes achy pains from thigh to foot?

29/f .  Past few weeks been having leg pain from thigh to foot.  Sometimes shooting pains in thigh to calf, sometimes achy pains from thigh to foot?

DVT: If you're a young woman who smokes, is on hormonal contraceptives, is recently postoperative, or have not been moving around very much , you may want to consider the possibility of a blood clot in the leg which could be causing the crampiness you're feeling. If one leg looks bigger than the other you should go to the emergency room now. ...Read more

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I am experiencing groin pain and hip pain. mainly after running and sport, hurts most when i push my pelvis and hips outward and around that angle.

I am experiencing  groin pain and hip pain. mainly after running and sport, hurts most when i push my pelvis and hips outward and around that angle.

This pain: may be coming from your lumbar spine (The nerve arising between the 4th and 5th Lumbar vetebrae. Ask your Primary Care Provider if a n MRI is indicated! (The running can increase a "slippage" if one vertebra is "sliding" over the other Medical Term SPONDYLOLISTHESIS L4-L5 Just a thought Hope its helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Pain in right upper thigh slightly abv knee (inner side) and calf with foot numbness on and off and extreme knee pain when sitting, no clots, ideas?

Pain in right upper thigh slightly abv knee (inner side) and calf with foot numbness on and off and extreme knee pain when sitting, no clots, ideas?

Knee, hip, back: If the thigh problem is immediately above the knee this could be a knee problem (cartilage, bakers cyst, joint problem). Knee pain rarely radiates up the leg. Anything higher up is unlikely to be knee. This could also be referred pain from the hip or back. A good physical examination by someone experienced with these problems should give you the answer. ...Read more

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Pain in ankle back side after running..No swelling..

Pain in ankle back side after running..No swelling..

Achilles: Sounds like inflammation of the achilles tendon. This should improve with relative rest, ice, compression and elevation if you develop swelling. You may want to back down on the running if trying to increase mileage. Also get your shoes fitted properly at a running store that specializes in foot gear. If no better in a few weeks then see your doc. ...Read more

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Tenderness in upper outer right calf. Pain intensifies when getting up after sitting for a while. Pain from hip to knee when stretching opposite leg.

Tenderness in upper outer right calf. Pain intensifies when getting up after sitting for a while. Pain from hip to knee when stretching opposite leg.

Lumbar disk?: An s-1 nerve root irritation will cause this type of symptom pattern. Stretching the opposite side pulls the nerve root towards that side, also theother side also pulled 2 that side. If is trapped or irritated & not able 2 move it let's u kno. This is radicular pain & is referred to the area it innervates. This is what causes pain in the opposite leg. ...Read more

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Hip pain from injury that won't go away after 5 weeks. Now causing low back pain, inner thigh pain by groin, and buttocks pain. What can I do?

Hip pain from injury that won't go away after 5 weeks. Now causing low back pain, inner thigh pain by groin, and buttocks pain. What can I do?

Sacroiliac ligament: Sounds like you are having referred pain from sacroiliac (SI) dysfunction. Would be good to be evaluated for this by your family doctor. Best treatment is a small injection of anesthesia and steroid into the specific area of the SI ligament. Depending on injury, could also be a hop labral tear that can give same symptoms. You need to be evaluated in person. ...Read more

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Cramp like pain in thigh and butt area on left leg everytime get up from sitting or laying down and pain in lower leg as we'll?

Could B hamstrings: The hamstring muscles attach below the knee (inside ; out), and originate from the bone you sit on. Hamstring problems are common in runners, other sports where hip ; knee simultaneously extended. That said, without a thorough exam ; history, it could be many things. If it bothers u everyday, get in to see an orthopedic surgeon, sports med or rehab doc. ...Read more

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Pins and needles in calf, spasm, pain in thigh, swollen groin and hip and lower back pain. Had leg sonogram last month and no clot. What could it be?

Possibly venous: You may have venous insufficiency, or venous reflux, of the leg veins or pelvic veins. Ask for an ultrasound of your leg veins to check for it - it is different than looking for a clot - make sure you are sitting or standing during the scan. You would need an mrv to look for dilated pelvic veins. ...Read more

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Can I have sciatica without back pain? I only have pain behind knee and calf with occasional thigh, ankle and butt pain.

Can I have sciatica without back pain? I only have pain behind knee and calf with occasional thigh, ankle and butt pain.

Yes: All the symptoms you are referring to are consistent with Sciatica. See your doctor. I really like Physical Therapy for sciatica. You may want to consider this as well, but ask your doctor what is the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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Severe pain along my right leg - waist, buttock, thigh, knee and heel.pain intensifies while sitting, standing or sleeping. I have pain along my right?

Severe pain along my right leg - waist, buttock, thigh, knee and heel.pain intensifies while sitting, standing or sleeping. I have pain along my right?

See a neurologist: The symptoms being described could be a variety of things; need to have additional history and a thorough physical exam. This can potentially suggest additional studies that need to be performed to further define the issue and therapeutic approach. ...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


Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more