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What are some things I should know about meralgia paresthetica?

What are some things I should know about meralgia paresthetica?

Basic Info: Meralgia paresthetica is caused by pressure on the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve & can cause tingling, numbness & pain of the outer thigh. It can be related to wearing too tight clothes, obesity, pregnancy, scarring near the inguinal ligament as well as prolonged standing, walking or bicycling. If you have it – wear looser clothes, take off some weight (if that is the cause) & avoid prolonged >. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: meralgia paresthetica?

Nerve Compression: Meralgia paresthetica is a condition characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in the outer part of your thigh. The cause of meralgia paresthetica is compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the skin surface of your thigh. See: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/meralgia-paresthetica/ds00914. ...Read more

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I have meralgia paresthetica which causes burning, any recommendations?

I have meralgia paresthetica which causes burning, any recommendations?

Meralgia paresthetic: It is basically a pinched nerve at the junction of the abdomen and leg (groin). A series of nerve blocks can give the best results along with some specific medications such as gabapentin. Avoiding pressure is better for long term. Avoid tight heavy belts, lose weight if you are overweight. Sometimes it can happen in pregnant women and it resolves after delivery. Good luck ...Read more

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What can I do to ease the pain and discomfort associated with meralgia paraesthetica? I can't sleep :'(

What can I do to ease the pain and discomfort associated with meralgia paraesthetica? I can't sleep :'(

Meragia Parasthetica: is tough to treat. Compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve can be alleviated by avoidance of constricting clothing (corsets, work belts, etc) and weight loss but the recovery may take weeks to months. In the mean time I would treat this as neuropathic pain with anticonvulsants like gabapentin, antidepressants like Pamelor (nortriptyline) and if need be Narcotics and substance P depletors. ...Read more

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I have mergalia paresthetica. Is it normal to have flair ups for days, and feel pain down front of leg and across top of knee?

I have mergalia paresthetica. Is it normal to have flair ups for days, and feel pain down front of leg and across top of knee?

Meralgia: This condition is usually caused by a pinching of a nerve coming into your upper leg and can occur in people who drive a lot, wear tight jeans, are diabetic and people who are overweight. Your symptoms may fluctuate or be steady. It is not a serious condition and if symptoms are severe, a neurologist could advise you best about diagnosis and treatment options like injections. ...Read more

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Is meralgia paresthetica cureable with out any medical treatment?

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Is meralgia paresthetica cureable with out any medical treatment?

Yes: It actually isn't curable with any medical treatment; the only cure is to relieve the compression on the nerve (weight loss, looser clothing). ...Read more

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What are the best treatment options currently available for meralgia paresthetica?

What are the best treatment options currently available for meralgia paresthetica?

Decrease pressure: The best therapy would be to decrease pressure to the side of the nerve pain. Do not wear to tight a belt, do not carry to much on that side like a thick wallet, and you need to sit properly in your chair or in the car to not put undo pressure on the nerve. If that does not work speak to your doctor about specific nerve pain medication. ...Read more

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Meralgia paresthetica can be lasting to how many days with out any medical treatment?

Meralgia paresthetica can be lasting to how many days with out any medical treatment?

See below: Loose the extra weight, wear looser clothes & avoid prolonged standing/ walking. Usually resolves within a couple of months. ...Read more