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While doing lunges had tingling/mild pain down lateral thigh in leg that was behind me. Cause? Okay to try to work muscle?

While doing lunges had tingling/mild pain down lateral thigh in leg that was behind me. Cause? Okay to try to work muscle?

Yes, but carefully?: You can pull the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve during activity that tightens the inguinal area, compressing it. If chronic, o recurring, it is called "meralgia paresthetica.You may have also experienced transient piriformis muscle spasm, which can compress the sciatic nerve of its branches. The problem does not seem to be a disc. I would slowly resume activity. If it recurs, see your doctor! ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Thighs feel weak, but walk & run. Worried about GBS. I have mild tingling in hands & feet that come & go. What's the outlook if I were to have it?

Thighs feel weak, but walk & run. Worried about GBS. I have mild tingling in hands & feet that come & go. What's the outlook if I were to have it?

Unclear : Guillain-Barré Syndrome (or GBS) is a rapidly progressing disorder where an attack on the nerves by the body's immune system causes significant rapidly assending numbness and weakness (typically starting in feet and/or hands and then progressing upwards). If your numbness issues has been going on for a while then it is less likely GBS. However only a neurologist will be able to tell for sure. ...Read more

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Tingling sensation in thigh really bothering me, what should I do?

Annoying but benign: Sounds like meralgia paresthetica, lateral fem cut nerve of thigh pinched at hip area, and may respond to absence of any tight clothing or belts over waist. Nerve pain meds might help but have side effects. Check with doc if get worse. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: thigh tingling?

Wrong question: 'thigh tingling' _is_ a description of a feeling; there is no further definition (except what part of the thigh!). It may be _caused_ by an entrapped sensory nerve that goes under the groin ligament, tightness of nerves in the low spine, and/or tight muscles in the lower abdomen or buttock. Rarely it may be associated with a wider condition of nerves. ...Read more

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I have intermittent tingling in the front of my right thigh. What could cause this?

I have intermittent tingling in the front of my right thigh. What could cause this?

Anatomy: Location of your problem is the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve of thigh, and this may be initial manifestation of Meralgia Paresthetica. If you are overweight or wear tight clothing, addressing one or both may be helpful. See your doctor if persists. ...Read more

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I've been getting tingling in my left thigh different times of the day don't know what's causing it. It happens periodically and it stops when i touch it or rub it.

Tingling : Tingling in the thigh could be caused by a number of problems depending on the exact pattern of the tingling and other related features. Probably the most common cause of tingling on the anterolateral thigh ("anterolateral" is a medical term meaning roughly "toward the outside of the front") is a condition called meralgia paresthetica. This is caused by a pinching of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. This nerve can get pinched in people, like me, who are a bit too generously-proportioned. It can also get pinched in other ways. Tingling in a band of skin, associated with a "bubbly" rash, could be shingles. Other things that might cause tingling in the thigh could include a process affecting the spinal cord or spinal nerve roots. Some of these things could be serious, so it is a good idea to see a doctor rather than try self-diagnosis. ...Read more

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Heavy and tingling thighs after eating lots of salt. Why?

Heavy and tingling thighs after eating lots of salt. Why?

Edema: Increased salt leads to increased fluid retention. Swelling and stretching of the skin gives the tingling/itching sensation. And of course the extra fluid causes the heaviness. Best to avoid the extra salt. ...Read more

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I am 21. Why do I have tingling and burning from my feet to my thighs?

I am 21. Why do I have tingling and burning from my feet to my thighs?

Hard to say: I would certainly be checked as that is not a normal complaint for a 21 year old. There are numerous neurological and vascular possibilities. An exam and appropriate studies can determine the cause. I would encourage you to be seen. ...Read more