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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 is causing my "hip to pop"? Translation: extreme sharp stabbing pain in groin area where right leg meets inner thigh. Pain lasts apx 3secs

What is causing my "hip to pop"? Translation: extreme sharp stabbing pain in groin area where right leg meets inner thigh. Pain lasts apx 3secs

Popping hip: Arthritis, tight ligaments, muscle spasms, piriformis syndrome - most common. Or sciatica. Sciatica usually runs pain down the back of the leg. The inner thigh usually a nerve - obturator nerve - gets pinched and radiates symptoms down the inside of the thigh.
Go see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Hip pain from injury that won't go away after 5 weeks. Now causing low back pain, inner thigh pain by groin, and buttocks pain. What can I do?

Hip pain from injury that won't go away after 5 weeks. Now causing low back pain, inner thigh pain by groin, and buttocks pain. What can I do?

Sacroiliac ligament: Sounds like you are having referred pain from sacroiliac (SI) dysfunction. Would be good to be evaluated for this by your family doctor. Best treatment is a small injection of anesthesia and steroid into the specific area of the SI ligament. Depending on injury, could also be a hop labral tear that can give same symptoms. You need to be evaluated in person. ...Read more

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Hip labral debridement 2 weeks ago - still have groin pain, but now a bad ache, thigh pain and low back pain also - is this normal? Not on crutches

Hip labral debridement 2 weeks ago - still have groin pain, but now a bad ache, thigh pain and low back pain also - is this normal? Not on crutches

Possible: I would not be surprised if you continued to have these symptoms just 2 weeks after this procedure. However, you really should check with the orthopedist who did the procedure to determine what the typical recovery period should be and what you should expect. ...Read more

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Pain in top of left thigh, left groin, left pelvic area and around left hip. Unable to lie on left side sometimes?

Pain in top of left thigh, left groin, left pelvic area and around left hip. Unable to lie on left side sometimes?

See doctor: For an exam and more detailed history and possible testing to determine the cause which in turn determines treatment. ...Read more

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Every time I play soccer I get a sharp pain around top of right thigh and small pain in hip/groin, what could this be?

Every time I play soccer I get a sharp pain around top of right thigh and small pain in hip/groin, what could this be?

It depends.: Groin pain can mean a hernia or else a hip problem. Possibilities include a torn labrum (the fibrous ring that holds the head of the femur in the hip), femoral acetabular impingement (fai) syndrome arthritis (unlikely in a young person), avascular necrosis. If it persists you should probably get an x-ray to make sure it isn't serious. ...Read more

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Severe pain in right very lower pelvis, pain rt hip around to back, and deep burning in rt top of thigh, any ideas what this all could be?

Severe pain in right very lower pelvis, pain rt hip around to back, and deep burning in rt top of thigh, any ideas what this all could be?

Answer: This could be related to meralgia paresthetica any type of sprain or strain herniated disc or hip arthritis. I would recommend seeing your doctor for a thorough history and physical to get an exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can blood clots give you a "vibrating" feeling in you legs? Having a lot of pain in the very top of my thigh/hip radiats down leg and across pelvis

Can blood clots give you a "vibrating" feeling in you legs? Having a lot of pain in the very top of my thigh/hip radiats down leg and across pelvis

Vibrating Feeling: Vibrating feeling is unusual. You may have mralgia paresthetica, a dysfunction of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve which comes out of the abdoment across the front hip bone and permits sensation to the upper outer thigh. You could also have disc disease at the l3-4 level. If oyu are concerned about blood clots, you should see your primary care doctor asap. ...Read more

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Why do I have hip and thigh pain sleeping?

Why do I have hip and thigh pain sleeping?

Trocanteric bursitis: See your othopedic surgeon for a steroid injection. It may take two or three injections but you will be much better and you will sleep well again. ...Read more

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What is the difference between sciatica and just having hip or thigh pain?

What is the difference between sciatica and just having hip or thigh pain?

Hard to tell: However an easy way to tell is if your pain is in the groin region or in the front thigh area where the legs meets the pelvis it could be hip. Otherwise it could be sciatica as well. Recommend seeing a spine/pain specialist that has musculoskeletal training to determine what your problem might be. ...Read more

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Dull pain in right groin and hip that radiates into my thigh. Very uncomfortable.?

Dull pain in right groin and hip that radiates into my thigh. Very uncomfortable.?

See your doctor: Many things can cause pain in your groin/hip. Radiation of the pain to another area of the body happens because a nerve is irritated-the question is what is irritating it? A physical exam and more detailed history from your doctor may help identify the problem and, at the very least, ensure there is no serious cause... ...Read more

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Can greater trochanter bursitis hurt in your groin area as well as outter thigh and hip area?

Not normally: Generally greater trochanter bursitis causes pain in this region and sometimes down the outside of the thigh.Groin pain is not characteristic of gt bursitis. If it persists get a thorough examination. ...Read more

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What could cause a painful popping sensation between my hip and thigh (groin area) while walking?

What could cause a painful popping sensation between my hip and thigh (groin area) while walking?

Tendons: Popping is usually tendons and ligaments slipping over bones. Could also be your hip socket popping in and out. Because it is painful have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have had chronic hip pain that radiates through inner thigh and groin. Started on left side but can now be felt also on right. Is it bursitis?

I have had chronic hip pain that radiates through inner thigh and groin. Started on left side but can now be felt also on right. Is it bursitis?

Or hip djd: Grpompaom with limp anpd bursitis can be hip arthritis see ortho bursitis is often on outside away from groin and tender to deep touch. ...Read more

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I fell on my butt last march didn't feel pain til may. Since than I've had pain n low back, hips, thighs, groins & pubic bone. Why haven't I recovered?

See your PCP: It may not be related to the fall at all. You need to be examined by a physician andat least need xray of the pelvis. Obviuosly they are many sources of the pain and only a good physical exam can detec the source of the pain. ...Read more

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Insect bit to the hip but pain in groin and thigh area?

See your doctor: Pain in groin and thigh after an insect bite should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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I male 18 having dark inner thighs penis lower hips and groin area from 4 years as compared to my body please help me and reply me fast please plz?

I male 18 having dark inner thighs penis lower hips and groin area from 4 years as compared to my body please help me and reply me fast please plz?

Probably: This is probably acanthosis nigricans. Weight loss helps some patients. See dermatologist to get compound with retin-a, a steroid, and a bleaching cream. ...Read more

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Inner thigh pain due to soccer? Is that called a groin pull?

Inner thigh pain due to soccer? Is that called a groin pull?

Usually, yes: Try ice packs or warm packs and over the counter medicines such as naproxen. Also, take a break from soccer for a couple of weeks. Because of the unique movements soccer athletes make, this is a very common injury. But if it doesn't improve, you should see a doctor because it could be something worse. ...Read more

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What could cause thigh pain 6 months after total hip replacement?

What could cause thigh pain 6 months after total hip replacement?

End of stem: Some longer hip implant stems cause pressure on the bone in your thigh. Have your surgeon x-ray and check into this possibility. Also a loose implant can cause thigh pain. ...Read more

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What can I do about hip and thigh pain due to taking prilosec/omeprazole?

Unlikely med effect: These symptoms would be unlikely related to the meds you listed. Talk to your family doc about your medications and other possible causes ...Read more

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What would cause severe hip and thigh pain after being on my feet for hours?

What would cause severe hip and thigh pain after being on my feet for hours?

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

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What are the all reasons of anterior thigh pain after total hip replacement?

What are the all reasons of anterior thigh pain after total hip replacement?

Femoral implant: 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

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What are all causes of anterior thigh pain after 6 months of total hip replacement? Be specific

Femoral implant: 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

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Fulkerson Osteotomy/Lateral Release/Medial Reefing on Thursday (5/28) - now having hip & thigh pain. .. Is this normal?

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

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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

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Does a herniation cause you not to be able to sit at all or lay on your back. Burning pain and pain in other parts like hips, groin, sensitive thighs?

Possibly: It does sound like you might be very sensitive and/or that it might be a major tear. Seek advice from your Dr re possible corrective surgery and perhaps a good PT program once the healing can tolerate strengthening. Try to be patient. Try to find cold/heat/support solutions to pain to avoid opioid risks - but some safe pain meds might help. ...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


Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more