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Sharp, unilateral outer thigh pain occurring only at night? Pain is so bad it often wakes me up & nothing relieves the pain. (23 y/o active female)

Sharp, unilateral outer thigh pain occurring only at night? Pain is so bad it often wakes me up & nothing relieves the pain. (23 y/o active female)

Positional: This discomfort appears to be very positional and suggests a nerve entrapment in the spinal area or a location where the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve enters the thigh. A neurologist would be best qualified to evaluate and advise you and order any appropriate tests like MRI or EMG. ...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


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Pain in knee shoots up thigh. Worst pain ever at night. Only 1 knee. I'm very flat footed. Dr before said my knees have extra mobility?

Pain in knee shoots up thigh. Worst pain ever at night. Only 1 knee. I'm very flat footed. Dr before said my knees have extra mobility?

Knee pain: When your young common injuries such as internal tears of soft tissue such as cartilage or tendons seem to be the problem. You need to see your doc and rest the knee till then. :) ...Read more

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Inner thigh pain stinging, keeps me awake at night?

Inner thigh pain stinging, keeps me awake at night?

Nonspecific: This could reflect a localized nerve irritation or lumbar radiculopathy, among other differential diagnoses. If symptoms persist, see a physician for further evaluation, especially if the symptoms continue to keep you awake at night. ...Read more

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I workout yesterday and went to bed that night and woke up with severe aching thigh pain it hurts to sit and even stand. Sitting Indian style hurts to?

I workout yesterday and went to bed that night and woke up with severe aching thigh pain it hurts to sit and even stand. Sitting Indian style hurts to?

Sartorius muscle: I workout yesterday and went to bed that night and woke up with severe aching thigh pain it hurts to sit and even stand. Sitting Indian style hurts to? ANS: you most likely stained your Sartorius muscle the longest one in the body. Google it and see if it fits. Called the tailor's muscle. Sit, turn your leg that hurts so you can see the bottom of your foot. If it hurts more that is likely it. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Does a thighmaster help with thigh pain?

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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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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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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Groin and thigh pain. What might it be?

Usually the hip: The hip joint will cause pain in the groin and radiate down the front of the thigh especially with weight bearing or rotating the leg bone.
Inguinal hernias or other local pathology in the groin can also cause pain to radiate into the thigh. ...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

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What are the causes of thigh pain during ovulation?

Enlarging ovaries: Your pain is likely due to the stretching capsule which occurs immediately before ovulation. It's normal most of the time but when it goes to the thigh, it is due to radiation down the nerves that go both to the pelvis and to the anterior thigh. Some people with this also have endometriosis. Talk to your obgyn about this. ...Read more

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I have a pain at my bikini line with thigh pain what may be the cause?

Meralgiaparesthetica: Common common due to compression of nerves that come ove rhte pelvic rim and can be compressed by undergarments. Usually causes a patch of pain/numbness or strange sensations on the upper thigh. Can be associated with rapid weight gain or loss. ...Read more

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Cause of thigh pain with swelling increased by exercise? What is the solution

Cause of thigh pain with swelling increased by exercise? What is the solution

Doctor can evaluate: Pains felt in the thigh area can be from problems located there, such as a pulled or strained muscle, or even a problem with the thigh bone. Problems in the hip joint, or problems with nerves or blood vessels headed towards the legs, can first appear as thigh pains. Some medications that have muscle aches as a side effect can also appear as thigh pain. The doctor can evaluate to look for a cause. ...Read more

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I'm havein hip and outer thigh pain, what could this be?

Meralgia: If the front and lateral side of the thigh feels like it is burning or numb, or crawling with bees, or even painful, it could be meralgia paresthetica. It is a condition that affects the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve where it exits the pelvis in front of the hip. Sigmund freud had it and took Cocaine to combat it. ...Read more

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Upper thigh pain with one kidney?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) and some muscle spasm meds are used to treat pain. Ice or heating pad can also help. ...Read more

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Why do a lady get thigh pain after climax?

Why do a lady get thigh pain after climax?

Nerve connections: Pudendal nerve is responsible for climax, originates is coccygeal region of spinal cord. At times pudendal nerve comes off of sciatic nerve which is responsible for pain in thigh. Hence not all women have pain in thigh after climax. ...Read more

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What can I do about back upper thigh pain?

Stretch: Stretching may be the best way to diminish upper thigh pain. There are several exercises for this. They must be done regularly for several days or weeks. Check out the internet. Also, try massage and pain- relieving gels. Check with your doctor or physical therapist if these do not help. ...Read more

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Inner thigh pain due to soccer kick or run?

Adductor strain: It sounds like you may have strained or have tightness in the
adductor or groin muscle
i would recommend gentle stretching of the affected area
prior to exercise. ...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


Nocturnal (Definition)

This term is used to note that something ...Read more