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Lateral Thigh Pain Causes
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
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
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?
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
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
Enlarging ovaries: Your pain is likely due to the stretching capsule which occurs immediately before ovulation. It's normal most of the time but when it goes to the thigh, it is due to radiation down the nerves that go both to the pelvis and to the anterior thigh. Some people with this also have endometriosis. Talk to your obgyn about this. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: Pains felt in the thigh area can be from problems located there, such as a pulled or strained muscle, or even a problem with the thigh bone. Problems in the hip joint, or problems with nerves or blood vessels headed towards the legs, can first appear as thigh pains. Some medications that have muscle aches as a side effect can also appear as thigh pain. The doctor can evaluate to look for a cause. ...Read more
Medial knee pain:
Hi, to be clear, you are talking about inner pain (medial) at the level of the knee, correct? Knee pain has many etiologies, the main ones to consider when there is medial pain are: medial meniscus tear, medial arthritis, and medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain. Your doc will do an exam of the knee to delineate potential causes and as needed get XR and MRI.
See your doc and get better soon! ...Read more
Thigh pain: My first answer is missed hip arthritis. This causes pain from groin to knee, worse getting up from sitting. Commonly missed by spine surgeons too focused on abnormal MRI and not performing a complete exam. Not intentional, just happens. If fusion has failed, this could also cause pain into groins/thighs. A good exam and studies including x-rays would be helpful. ...Read more
Is there anything that can cause severe hip and thigh pain after being in bed for more than an hr.?
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?
Thigh pain: Make an appointment to see your pediatrician as soon as possible especially if he is limping. ...Read more
Can custom orthodics cause me upper leg and inner thigh pain when standing or walking. Pain for a week so far.
Yes.: Biomechanical orthotics change how the muscles in your feet and legs function during the gait cycle. For this reason, we instruct our patients to break in a new pair of orthotics over time, so as to not put too much strain on the muscles. Another answer is they might need to be adjusted. Talk to the doctor who prescribed them, who may also give you stretching exercises to do. ...Read more
Could be your back: Problems with the lower back can often be felt in the hip and back of the thigh....Standing in one place for hours can often bring on pain and stiffness in the lumbar spine....See your doctor and have your back examined. ...Read more
Depending on what type of metal implant was used, the implant may be far stiffer than young femur, which can create thigh pain when you do a maneuver that forces your femur to flex.
The other cause could be a loose implant. If the implant is moving still inside the femur it will hurt. ...Read more
Fulkerson Osteotomy/Lateral Release/Medial Reefing on Thursday (5/28) - now having hip & thigh pain. .. Is this normal?
UsuallyPostop pain I: If there any surgical procedure there's usually paint on it usually starts improving after a few days of is getting worse or any questions you should call your surgeon they should be able to give you information about how long it takes to heal and what kind of paIny usually have ...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.?
For a week I've had moderate-severe lower back, hip & upper thigh pain with no known cause or injury. It feels muscular, but not 100% sure - thoughts?
Lumbar disc injury: We need a bit more info: do you have any numbness or tingling going down your hip/thigh? Does the pain get better with rest and/or worse with activity? Most likely though, this is due to some injury to one of your lumbar discs whereby nerves get pinch and inflamed. This could be treated with anti-inflammatory medications, heat/ice, gentle stretching, and also pain meds. See doc if not better. ...Read more
Neural irritation: There are several causes of low back pain and thigh pain. Problems with the hip joint can often cause back/buttock pain that radiates to the groin and thigh. Irriation to the lumbar nerve roots in the lower back can also cause leg pain. Thigh pain is often seen with irritation to the l2, l3, and/or occasionally L4 nerve roots. ...Read more
I have a nodule at mid lateral region of my thigh. Pain on palpation. Tender after stand and walk a lot. What is it?
Doc what will the cause of inner thigh pain and swollen inguinal node after safe sex with prostitute?
My period is 5 days away. Woke up with light spoting after sex with my husband. It gone now but still have cramps, and thigh pain? Possibel causes??
GI problem?: Symptoms are probably not related. See your doctor. ...Read more
Can prostatitis cause pain coming directly from testicles (bilateral), thigh pain, upper left sided pelvic pain and/or varicoceles?
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
Groin pain since 3 mnths caused by scrotal trauma (not hit with something, but rt. Testis pulled towards thigh)pain reduced not gone. (mri, usg, phy. Exam)ok
Last Fri had an emergency csection with epidural. Next day I had throbbing thigh pain. I have cold headaches with white flashes, dizziness, stiff neck n upper left back n shoulder pain. Is this cause of the epidural or was there spinal fluid leakage?
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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