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Pain Down Front Of Thigh To Knee
Can't stand more than 5 minutes right leg is numb down front of thigh to knee. Very sharp pain feels like inside of bone. Sitting helps but numbness never leaves. Sometimes feels like thigh and knee are swollen but isn't any swelling?
Sounds like you have a nerve entrapment in the leg. Something could be pressing on the nerve. Need to see a doctor for exam, possible imaging or vascular testing to find what is causing the problem.
There maybe a problem with the circulation that is causing the leg to feel swollen but you can't see anything.
See a doctor for further work up. ...Read more
Depends on your His-:
Tory, if any injury or past hx of it.
One of the diseases (with type of symptoms like the one you have), is called meralgia paresthetica. With pain/tingling over the front ; outer aspect of the thigh, from being pinched in the area of the outer end of the groin crease.
Pain meds + stretching exercises are helpful.
See your orthopedist. ...Read more
I have pain in my knee front and behind and up to thigh...its worse when I bend it or have been sat down, it eases with massage, scared its a clot?
Burning sensation down front of both thighs to the knee. Is this a sign of something worrisome? Convinced I have a brain tumor or MS
You ARE a worrier: Your symptoms are absolutely, totally, completely not typical of either MS or a brain tumor. Stop making these seven-league jumps to conclusions. It sounds like bilateral meralgia paresthetica. Bilateral suggests a condition like being very overweight or very underweight or having some undiagnosed predisposition to mononeuropathy. See a doctor & get it checked out. ...Read more
Lower back pain on left side with pain radiating down thigh to front of knee. Muscle above knee twitches. Feels better when I lay down.
Check spine: May be from L3 level of the lumbar spine from herniated disc, bulging disc, osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis. Symptoms include localized pain or pain that travels to the inner thigh anteriorly to middle of the leg. Tingling, numbness or muscle weakness might also be experienced. Mr examination would define etiology of pain. Can see neurologist, neurosurgeon or orthopedic physician. ...Read more
Lately left leg from front of thigh down to foot has been having pain. Especially knee. Now right knee is aching? Workout regularly. Suggestions?
Am being treated for bulging disc pressing on sciatic nerve pain shoots back to front then down inner thigh to knee can this cause rash on inner thigh?
Unusual: It would be unusual for a disk to create a sciatic nerve neuropathy, but more of a root problem, which seems to correlate to your symptoms more. However, a rash would be unusual to be caused by such a nerve problem. Please see your physician to be sure it is assessed and evaluated. ...Read more
Pain on the left lower back, and sharp left leg pain which goes down to the front. The inside of thigh to knee feels weak, and left leg/foot feels numb between the big toe & the second toe.
Another pinched nerv: It sounds like your back is giving you trouble again. ...Read more
Fingertips twisting outwards, lower back pain into front of both thighs and knees, shooting pains upper back & pain down shoulders, arms wrists, hands?
Back/neck pain: If you have arthritis in the low back, then you likely have arthritis in the neck too. The nerve pain can be relieved with neuropathic pain medications. Anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxer medications can relieve the pain related to the joints, tendons and muscles of the spine. Stretching exercises, physical therapy and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation may help too. ...Read more
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
I'm 18, I woke up with pain radiating from my knee, down the front of my leg and through my ankle and foot. What could this be??
Sciatica: It would be a little unusual in an 18 year old, but one possible cause is a "sciatica". The most common nerve root involved is L5 which follows the distribution you are describing. There are other possibilities as well, such as a tendonitis of the anterior tibial tendon; I would not hesitate to be seen if it persists. ...Read more
Knee gets very stiff at night. Hard to straighten leg. Tight rubber band feeling. Extends down front of calf. Very painful. What is it?
Hi, it hurts in the center front of my left knee when I straighten my leg or going up and down the stairs, it doesn't hurt when walking?
Tendinitis: See an orthopedic doctor in a few weeks. Try Aspercreme 2 x a day in the interim ...Read more
No feeling across front of knee & down side of leg. Numbness pain & tingling for 2 weeks. Shooting pain across front of knee and down leg when touched?
PCP-evaluation-x-ray: We need to know how it appeared as well as any previous history of trauma or injury. You may have sprained your knee, torn a ligament or tendon or even damaged your meniscus. You may have a neuropthy as well but first you mus be examined by your PCP, be valuated, x-rays may be ordered includying an ortho referral. ...Read more
I have pain going down the front of my right leg after having back surgery. It goes from my hip down to my knee and I can't stand it. Please help?
Need more info: Pain in top of thigh can be L2, L3, or L4 nerve root. If you had surgery for any of those nerves, continued compression may be the reason for this pain. You need to have your surgeon work you up for this. If your surgery did not involve these nerves, then you may be experiencing lateral femoral cutaneous nerve injury that can occur from laying on your belly for long periods of time. ...Read more
Last night my left leg from my knee down to my ankle on the front of my leg was numb and tingling. I woke up this morning and no change.
Nerve injury: This may have been due to injury to a nerve in your leg. In particular, a nerve on the outside of the knee that winds around the head of the fibula and supplies areas of the leg, ankle and foot. Things for consideration include: if there is swelling, pain or redness in your leg, especially in the calve area. These symptoms would be more serious. ...Read more
I have hip pain that radiates down the front of my leg to my knee and then to the top of my foot. Could this be caused by a pinched nerve?
I am experiencing severe hip pain, back pain and leg pain But just the front part of my leg from my hip down to my knee. Hip locks, limited movement?
Varies: There are many potential causes most are either related to the hip itself or related to the back. I would not hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
I have lower back pain on the left side and that pain is now in the front. Along with pain down the leg but not pass my knee and numbness in the arm?
Back pain: The low back pain and radiation to the knee suggests a pinched nerve in the low back between the lumbar 3/4 disc. The numbness in the arm is unrelated to the low back. See a neurosurgeon or a neurologist to evaluate your pain and numbness to establish a cause and a treatment plan. ...Read more
I have leg pain twice a week ish from knee down walking doesn't help or resting im 28 male its a dull ache from knee down mainly on the front and both legs?
Depends on Cause: There are many causes of leg pain. It could be something as simple as your foot wear. L if you run on a regular basis and suddenly increased your training it could be anything from shin splints to stress fractures. Muscular strains/overuse can cause this-may need to stretch more. Are you on your feet all day? Foot wear and the surface you work on could result in cumulative stress. Get it checked. ...Read more
Fell hit knee cap on wooden stair. Not bruised at sight but on left side of knee and hurts down front of leg and throbs at top of foot. Serious?
Tough to say: It is difficult to tell on the internet. Are you on blood thinners? It is possible you have developed a hematoma or pinched a nerve. Most likely, the pain is referred to your foot and will resolve. If you can't bear weight, can't move your foot or have a loss of sensation see a doctor tonight. ...Read more
I'm a mother of 4 kids my youngest is 9 months while pregnant I had nerve pain going down the front of my right leg from top to my knee and still have it?
Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more
I have pain radiating from my thigh down under my knee the pain has been there for 2 weeks since I took a knee to the thigh what could this be?
1) Is the pain constant? Are you able to walk without problems? Any pain relief if lying down?
2) Any swelling, + if so, where and is there discoloration?
Could be :
pinched nerve ;fluid +/or blood leaking from bruised thigh; if swelling, discoloration behind knee, could be phlebitis /blood clot; or possible strain of cartilage of knee from trauma of leg.
Have you treated it with ice or hat? ...Read more
I just came back from a game and I have pain on my upper knee/lower thigh whenever I crouch down or try to get up. Is this a tedon related injury?
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. They may take some x-rays or it could simply be a bruise of some kind. ...Read more
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