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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

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 your 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?

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 Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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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 Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your 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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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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What causes my inner thigh pain?

What causes my inner thigh pain?

Many things, U need-: -evaluation by Ur PCP. Hands on exam is needed. Common causes that come to mind R clots, muscle strain, lymph node pain, hernia, for starters. Get into B Cn. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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What could be causing my thigh pain?

Lots of things: Thigh pain can come from back, hip, and knee problems. Trauma to the area, acute or chronic can do it. Less common are things like infection and tumors. If it is persistent, worsening, associated with other issues, see your primary doctor or an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Having severe upper, inner thigh pain?

Having severe upper, inner thigh pain?

Pain: Sources of pain in upper inner thigh would be the following: hernia, problem with femoral artery, vein or nerve, adductor muslces of legs. Others too, but those would be top thoughts. ...Read more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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Does a thighmaster help with thigh pain?

Depends on pain: It depends on the pain. However, exercise is normally beneficial in treating most types of chronic pain as long as it does not aggravate the pain. You are currently in physical therapy? I would recommend asking your therapist, who will have a better idea of your pain, and follow up with your physician. Again, exercise and strengthening will normally benefit pain issues, depending on the pain issue. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: thigh pain?

What is the definition or description of: thigh pain?

Thigh: 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. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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What could be causing lower thigh pain when standing?

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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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 Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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I have been having thigh pain, what should I do to ease the pain?

Get help: Check with your primary care physician, as to how you should proceed - they might start with some diagnostic test. ...Read more

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What is causing lower thigh pain when returning to a standing position.?

What is causing lower thigh pain when returning to a standing position.?

Hip arthritis??: One possible cause for anterior thigh pain is hip arthritis. It can be sensitive to changes in position and sometime hurt more when the hip is flexed. ...Read more

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I have thigh pain usually while sitting at work all day. This just started off/on recently. Scale 1-10 about a 3 or 4. What causes it?

I have thigh pain usually while sitting at work all day. This just started off/on recently. Scale 1-10 about a 3 or 4. What causes it?

Hip rotation/spasm: Sitting all day, it's the new american sickness. Our bodies were simply not meant to sit. Unfortunately for those of us that have to, that usually means that over time, we will develop pain.
You can see an osteopathic doctor (do) who practices omt, or a chiropractor who can do hip manipulation.
In addition, muscle relaxers from your doc may help. Heat, stretching, getting up will help. G'luck! ...Read more

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Thigh pain started a few months ago with no injury. It hurts/ tightens up. Mostly after sitting. Why? 35/M good health. Should I see a dr? What kind?

Thigh pain started a few months ago with no injury. It hurts/ tightens up. Mostly after sitting. Why? 35/M good health. Should I see a dr? What kind?

Ortho or neuro: What your describing could be just musculoskeletal, but if petsists, could be from disc in back with "sciatica". Should see either ortho/ neuro/neurosurgeon ...Read more

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What cause upper left thigh pain?

Thigh pain: Most probably muscular.... If no improvement after a few days, see your doctor and consider a study to rule out any other issues ...Read more

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Left outer thigh pain when resting?

See below: Maybe trochanteric bursitis you can google it and see some of the conservative treatments recommended. Seeking out an orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation. Usually rest, anti-inflammatory, physical therapy is helpful. ...Read more

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Inner thigh pain hurts to sit or squat?

Sounds like U might: Have developed a sprain of the ligament (s), tendonitis or a pulled muscle.
See your Doc to be examined and treated. Start with some Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen, and a Muscle relaxer, might be helpful till then.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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Lateral thigh pain during and after exercise?

Lateral thigh pain during and after exercise?

A few things: Check w/ md, in order of frequency:
1.Tight iliotibial (it) bands: learn some stretches from internet & do them when you're warmed up or seek physical therapy.
2.Trochanteric bursitis: might need othopedist and injection especially if thigh hurts when you roll over on it.
3:hip or low back arthritis causing "pinching" of cartilage or nerve.
4:bone pain from weakness, osteoporosis, over-training. ...Read more

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