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Doctor insights on: Hardening Of Upper Thigh Muscles

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How can I exercise upper thigh muscles?

How can I exercise upper thigh muscles?

Leg press: By 'upper thigh' I'm assuming you mean your quadriceps muscle. Good exercises to work the quads include leg press, leg extensions, and exersise bike (among others). Best of luck! ...Read more

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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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My upper thigh muscles have been seizing or pulling when I sprint, why is this?

My upper thigh muscles have been seizing or pulling when I sprint, why is this?

Muscle cramp: Muscles cramp for a variety of reasons, but once you have one its hard to get rid of it. Make sure that you are stretching properly and working on conditioning. Hydrate during exercise with an electrolyte rich sports drink. Once you have cramp, try stretching it out and massaging the muscle to make it go away. ...Read more

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I fell 2years ago & hurt. The upper muscle in my upper thigh. It still hurts & I can't hardly walk at all. Any help?

I fell 2years ago & hurt. The upper muscle in my upper thigh. It still hurts & I can't hardly walk at all. Any help?

Have it looked, at: Did you have an evaluation after you fell? Did you have an x-ray? Was anything broken? Did you have any bruising? Tis is highly unusual for you to be "hardly abler to walk" two years after a fall without something significant going on. Have it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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I pulled my upper thigh muscle playing soccer it's been 6 months and hasn't healed popped 3 more time since what do I do?

I pulled my upper thigh muscle playing soccer it's been 6 months and hasn't healed popped 3 more time since what do I do?

Muscle pain/Strain: If you had an injury 6 months, or more, ago, I would definitely seek medical attention. You may have done more damage than you think. An orthopedic surgeon may be able to tell from a simple examination what you have injured, or might have to send you for a diagnostic study, such as an MRI to evaluate the extent of the damage. ...Read more

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My quad muscle (upper thigh?) has a 2cm by 4cm dint in it. Like its collapsed? No injurys previously. Numb to touch. Nerves dropped?

My quad muscle (upper thigh?) has a 2cm by 4cm dint in it. Like its collapsed? No injurys previously. Numb to touch. Nerves dropped?

Are you sure it is: In the muscle? Or maybe more superficial, in the subcutaneous tissue? Doesn't sound serious, unless there is weakness in the leg. If it is loss of sensation, its is nerve to the skin of the area that is affected. A small area is of little significance, unless you have other symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a lot of pain in the front upper thigh muscle- up where my thigh meets my torso. Feels like a pulled muscle, undulating pain. What can I do?

I have a lot of pain in the front upper thigh muscle- up where my thigh meets my torso. Feels like a pulled muscle, undulating pain. What can I do?

Possible hernia: While this could be something as benign as a pulled muscle or bursitis. you need to be examined because it could certainly be an inguinal hernia from your description. Please see a physician for an exam. ...Read more

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Popped infected hair on testicals woke up with pain in left upper thigh. Like I pulled a muscle but there's a little knot.?

Popped infected hair on testicals woke up with pain in left upper thigh. Like I pulled a muscle but there's a little knot.?

Staphylococcus: This sounds as if you may have an infection in this area and this should be evaluated and managed by your primary care physician. Go and be seen. ...Read more

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I have upper thigh pain from running I rested my muscles for a week but still have pain. I was told to run slowly. Is it okay to still do crunches?

I have upper thigh pain from running I rested my muscles for a week but still have pain. I was told to run slowly. Is it okay to still do crunches?

Yes: You may have itb syndrome. This is inflammation of a band of tissue that runs along the side of your leg. There is also a fluid filled sack beneath it that can get inflamed. That is called bursitis. If your pain hasn't resolved in a few weeks with anti inflammatories, then you should see a doctor. Crunches should be fine to do. ...Read more

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I think I from playing lacrosse. I have this big knot in my upper thigh & it's sore. It's visible and it feels like a knot in my muscle. What's wrong?

I think I from playing lacrosse. I have this big knot in my upper thigh & it's sore. It's visible and it feels like a knot in my muscle. What's wrong?

Trauma?: If you are sure it is not from trauma (getting hit with ball, stick, or another player), it could be an area of Lactic Acid build up from overuse. Given the fact that it is big enough to be visible and it is tender, it deserves evaluation by an ortho/sports med physician, especially if it is getting larger. Though rare, occasionally tumors present this way (benign ; other). ...Read more

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I'm having some abnormal bruising on my upper thigh. I've been itchy due to an allergic reaction n have been scratching my muscle while flexed. Help!

I'm having some abnormal bruising on my upper thigh. I've been itchy due to an allergic reaction n have been scratching my muscle while flexed. Help!

Itching: When you scratch for an extended period of time you may bruise your skin, it will heal on its own but you need to control the itch. Take an antihistamine and apply ice over the area to help with the tenderness. ...Read more

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Worried about ALS, muscle twitching in upper thigh and biceps/forearms for 2 weeks, possible weakness, muscles feel tired. Should continue worry ALS?

Worried about ALS, muscle twitching in upper thigh and biceps/forearms for 2 weeks, possible weakness, muscles feel tired. Should continue worry ALS?

No: I would not "worry", but it would reasonable to see your medical doctor for a good medical check up and to discuss your concerns. ...Read more

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Numbness in the upper thigh portion?

Numbness in the upper thigh portion?

Spinal issue: The upper thigh is innervated by nerves from the T4 and t5 interspinal nerve space. If the thigh at that spot is getting numb, then you might have to have an analysis of the spinal column. Do not see a chiropractor. See you family doctor for a start or an orthopedic surgeon who can make the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can shingles be on your upper thigh?

Can shingles be on your upper thigh?

Singles: Yes, shingles can involve your thighs. Shingles can show up in just about any nerve. The typical nerve is in the upper abdominal area. ...Read more

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What can cause a rash on my upper thigh?

What can cause a rash on my upper thigh?

Many causes for rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Red patches on upper thigh pinched nerve?

Red patches on upper thigh pinched nerve?

Red patches: No not pinched nerve. Have your pmd look at it if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Prevention for scratching in the upper thigh?

Prevention for scratching in the upper thigh?

Get to the cause: The question is why are you scratching. You will only stop once you learn the reason you are itching, and treat it.
Most likely is a heat rash or fungal infection (commonly called jock itch). You can buy some over-the-counter antifungal cream for jock itch and apply it to the itchy area for a week or so, and see if it helps. If you're still itching, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can relieve pain in the hip/upper thigh area?

What can relieve pain in the hip/upper thigh area?

Stretch: You need to get on a good stretching program. Check the internet, see a physical therapist, or check with your doctor. Try massaging the areas with otc pain relieving gels or heat rubs. Nsaids may help too. ...Read more

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I have pain in the upper thigh under right buttock?

Need more detail: Things to consider include hamstring tendonitis, ischial bursitis, sacroilitis, referred pain from the back.
A good physical exam and discussion about contributing factors will be important for your physician to help figure this out. Ie was there a specific injury, what positions or activities help or hurt? ...Read more

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What does it mean when you feel a burning sensation on your upper thigh?

What does it mean when you feel a burning sensation on your upper thigh?

Neuropathy: Burning sensation is usually related to neuropathy. Sometimes you can get upper thigh area altered sensation because of wearing tight pants too, called meralgia paresthetica. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my upper thigh it harts and it's hard and an inch wide?

I have a lump on my upper thigh it harts and it's hard and an inch wide?

Need more info: There are several possible diagnoses. May be a growth, an abscess or a foreign body or something else. I strongly suggest that you make an appointment with your primary care physician very soon. ...Read more