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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 causes intermittent front left thigh pain. All tests came out negative (mri, X-ray , neuro test). Told it might be muscular-skeletal .?

What causes intermittent front left thigh pain. All tests came out negative (mri, X-ray , neuro test). Told it might be muscular-skeletal .?

Let me explain: Thigh pain usually come either from knee or from the hip area, some time could come from a disc in the lumber are. Did they take x-ray of the knee and the hip. Let me know please. ...Read more

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7 y/o c/o intermittent upper right thigh pain x2-3 weeks. Has hypotonia, pronated ankles, orthotic inserts for shoes. Possible causes?

7 y/o c/o intermittent upper right thigh pain x2-3 weeks. Has hypotonia, pronated ankles, orthotic inserts for shoes. Possible causes?

Thigh pain: There could be a couple if reasons for thigh pain. If the pain is consistent i would recommend a trip to your doctor. The pediatrician will check your child's thigh but also the hip and the knee. Children can get referred pain tithe thigh from both the hip an the knee so important to check those too. ...Read more

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Testicular pain(bilateral, constant, intermittently more severe)+thigh pain, warmth of scrotum increasingly with pain. Torsion and trauma ruled out. ?

Testicular pain(bilateral, constant, intermittently more severe)+thigh pain, warmth of scrotum increasingly with pain. Torsion and trauma ruled out. ?

Inflamed vs varices: Pain is a result of inflammation or changes is circulation. It is unlikely (extremely rare) to have bilateral torsion. If you don't have bilateral inguinal hernias, you should consider undergoing a scrotal ultrasound to assess for increased flow suggesting epididymal orchitis, or changes in flow seen in varicoceles. If "-", then it could be a ligamentous strain. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my thigh pain for past 10 years ?

What can I do to treat my thigh pain for past 10 years ?

Depends on its cause: First it'll need to be diagnosed, possibilities include arthritis of hip, or in lower back, where there might be a pinched nerve. These are the common conditions; others would include thigh bone lesions or in the soft tissues of the thigh itself. Once diagnosed, then treatment could be initiated. I am unable to provide you with any other advise till one knows the results of exam & tests. ...Read more

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I have been having thigh pain, what should I do to ease the pain?

Get help: Check with your primary care physician, as to how you should proceed - they might start with some diagnostic test. ...Read more

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I have thigh pain usually while sitting at work all day. This just started off/on recently. Scale 1-10 about a 3 or 4. What causes it?

I have thigh pain usually while sitting at work all day.  This just started off/on recently.  Scale 1-10 about a 3 or 4. What causes it?

Hip rotation/spasm: Sitting all day, it's the new american sickness. Our bodies were simply not meant to sit. Unfortunately for those of us that have to, that usually means that over time, we will develop pain. You can see an osteopathic doctor (do) who practices omt, or a chiropractor who can do hip manipulation. In addition, muscle relaxers from your doc may help. Heat, stretching, getting up will help. G'luck! ...Read more

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Thigh pain started a few months ago with no injury. It hurts/ tightens up. Mostly after sitting. Why? 35/M good health.Should I see a dr? What kind?

Thigh pain started a few months ago with no injury. It hurts/ tightens up. Mostly after sitting. Why? 35/M good health.Should I see a dr?  What kind?

Ortho or neuro: What your describing could be just musculoskeletal, but if petsists, could be from disc in back with "sciatica". Should see either ortho/ neuro/neurosurgeon ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe thigh pain after running?

Be seen: There are many potential causes, from musculoskeletal, to neurological, to vascular. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can often determine the cause. Thank yoy ...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