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Intermittent Thigh Pain
Boy. 7, with intermittent upper right thigh pain for a couple weeks. Says it makes a popping sound at times. Causes? How soon should he see his ped?
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
What causes intermittent front left thigh pain. All tests came out negative (mri, X-ray, neuro test). Told it might be muscular-skeletal.?
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
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
I have an intermittent burning pain in the outside center of my right thigh. Pain is always there when crossing my right leg over my left. What's up?
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
Get help: Check with your primary care physician, as to how you should proceed - they might start with some diagnostic test. ...Read more
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
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?
Meralgia: If the front and lateral side of the thigh feels like it is burning or numb, or crawling with bees, or even painful, it could be meralgia paresthetica. It is a condition that affects the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve where it exits the pelvis in front of the hip. Sigmund freud had it and took Cocaine to combat it. ...Read more
Thigh pain: Many possible causes, most likely is the so called "ilio tibial band syndrome" due to very tight ilio tibial band. Other causes could be hip joint pathology, trochanteris bursitis, could be to compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve and of course bone pathology as well. Characteristics of the pain will guide into making a proper diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on pain: It depends on the pain. However, exercise is normally beneficial in treating most types of chronic pain as long as it does not aggravate the pain. You are currently in physical therapy? I would recommend asking your therapist, who will have a better idea of your pain, and follow up with your physician. Again, exercise and strengthening will normally benefit pain issues, depending on the pain issue. ...Read more
Thigh: 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 name only a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thigh pain: Many possible causes, most likely is the so called "ilio tibial band syndrome" due to very tight ilio tibial band. Other causes could be hip joint pathology, trochanteris bursitis, could be to compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve and of course bone pathology as well. Characteristics of the pain will guide into making a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Usually the hip: The hip joint will cause pain in the groin and radiate down the front of the thigh especially with weight bearing or rotating the leg bone. Inguinal hernias or other local pathology in the groin can also cause pain to radiate into the thigh. ...Read more
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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