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Thigh Pain (Overview)

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 name only a few.


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What causes thigh pain?

What causes thigh pain?

Thigh pain: Many possible causes, most likely is the so called "ilio tibial band syndrome" due to very tight ilio tibial band.Other causes could be hip joint pathology, trochanteris bursitis, could be to compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve and of course bone pathology as well.Characteristics of the pain will guide into making a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Thigh Pain (Overview)

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 name only a few.


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What is pinkish discharge and lower back and inner thigh pain mean?

What is pinkish discharge and lower back and inner thigh pain mean?

See Gy: It could be that you may be suffering from inflamatory pelvic disease.Should check with gynecologist for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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What can I do to treat my thigh pain for past 10 years ?

Depends on its cause: First it'll need to be diagnosed, possibilities include arthritis of hip, or in lower back, where there might be a pinched nerve. These are the common conditions; others would include thigh bone lesions or in the soft tissues of the thigh itself. Once diagnosed, then treatment could be initiated. I am unable to provide you with any other advise till one knows the results of exam & tests. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Left hip/upper thigh pain persisting for last one week, aggravates when hanging/walking. What would be the cause and treatment scenario?

Left hip/upper thigh pain persisting for last one week, aggravates when hanging/walking. What would be the cause and treatment scenario?

Varies: Could be tendenitis, could be muscle strain or arthritis, it is best if you see your physician for a more comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of this thigh pain? Do I need to see someone?

How do I get rid of this thigh pain? Do I need to see someone?

You need DX: How to treat and hopefully get rid of pain requires that you find out what causes the pain. There can be many causes of pain. Sometimes it is a muscle or ligament injury; that will usually heal by itself. More serious injuries may require injections, splints/casts or even surgery. Sometimes thigh pain isn't even in the thigh, it's in the spine. See a doctor for the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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What causes thigh pain?

Thigh pain: Many possible causes, most likely is the so called "ilio tibial band syndrome" due to very tight ilio tibial band.Other causes could be hip joint pathology, trochanteris bursitis, could be to compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve and of course bone pathology as well.Characteristics of the pain will guide into making a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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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