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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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I just slipped and my leg went out in front of me. Now i can't put pressure on it and my knee really hurts. What should I do?

I just slipped and my leg went out in front of  me. Now i can't put pressure on it and my knee really hurts. What should I do?

Go to ER: If you really can't bear any weight on your leg without severe pain you may have done serious damage to your knee. You need an expert exam , and possibly xrays. You probably should go to the er, or see your physician as soon as possible. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Experiencing pain in right knee in front and outer side. Especially when lifting leg up to move or to get up out of a chair. ?

Orthopedic exam: May be due to tendon or cartilage inflammation. I suggest an orthopedic evaluation, xrays and if needed an MRI. Use Advil or Aleve (naproxen) if not allergic to this type of medicine. I also suggest BioFreeze Cream topically. ...Read more

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I fell on my knee the other day and there is tightness in my upper front leg when i bend my leg. Is that normal?

I fell on my knee the other day and there is tightness in my upper front leg when i bend my leg. Is that normal?

Get it checked out : Tis may becouse you have swelling inside the knee joint which can be a sign of an internal injury. An effusion (joint swelling) will cause tightness when you try to bend it and is a sign of something going on that may need some attention. Ice and rest if for a few days, if it does not improve, see a specialist. ...Read more

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Hello, I have numbness on the left leg below the knee only on the right side front if you were looking at it. No other problems ?

Hello,  I have numbness on the left leg below the knee only on the right side front if you were looking at it. No other problems ?

Numbness: your description is of the 5th lumbar dermatome---do you have lower back problems? If you do have your doctor do an MRI back problems can give you pain and numbness in the lower extremities ...Read more

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Feel a pulling senseation in my leg when i bend over like on the front left side between my knee and ankle like someone flicked a guitar cord ?

Feel a pulling senseation in my leg when i bend over like on the front left side between my knee and ankle like someone flicked a guitar cord
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Knee and ankle: The quickest way to be seen with your medical concerns is to have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Most likely they will take full care of you but they might also speak to your doctor after they have done the examination. ...Read more

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My son fell hard in s basketball game and now is saying the front of his leg below the knee and around the calf is very painful can walk but with pain?

My son fell hard in s basketball game and now is saying the front of his leg below the knee and around the calf is very painful can walk but with pain?

Depend on the fall: You could be dealing with swelling related to the injury. It depends on how he fell and what he hit. If this doesn't respond fairly quickly to rice (rest, ice, compression, elevation) and simple analgesics i recommend that you call his doctor. ...Read more

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Numbness in the front of my leg. Above my knee to my hip?

Numbness in the front of my leg. Above my knee to my hip?

Calvin Klein syndrom: This sounds like meralgia paresthetica, also known as "calvin klein syndrome." the problem is caused by the nerve that provides the feeling to the skin of your thigh getting pinched by a tight wasteband. This can happen with super-tight clothes (super models wearing calvin kleins) or with a large belly overlapping the waste-line. The solution is to reduce the pressure on the waste. ...Read more

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What causes pain and burning down the front of the left upper thigh and leg, right above knee?

What causes pain and burning down the front of the left upper thigh and leg, right above knee?

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