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After 2.5 yrs. Of leg numbness & pain, I have diagnosis of meralgia paresthetica. What are common treatments & likelihood of success after so long?

After 2.5 yrs. Of leg numbness & pain, I have diagnosis of meralgia paresthetica. What are common treatments & likelihood of success after so long?

2nd look: Meralgia paresthetica is burning pain and numb feeling in the outside and front of thigh i.E pant pocket area. Usually it resolves after about 6 months and putatively occurs by a pinching or disease of a nerve called lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh. The duration of symptoms raises some doubt about diagnosis. Also if by "leg" you mean some other area than thigh then also doubt is raised. ...Read more

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Meralgia Paresthetica (Definition)

Meralgia paresthetica is a condition characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in the outer part of your thigh. The cause of meralgia paresthetica is compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the skin surface of ...Read more


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Physical therapy for meralgia paresthetica ?

Physical therapy for meralgia paresthetica ?

Meralgia Parenthetic: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/308199-treatment#1.

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I have meralgia paresthetica which causes burning, any recommendations?

I have meralgia paresthetica which causes burning, any recommendations?

Meralgia paresthetic: It is basically a pinched nerve at the junction of the abdomen and leg (groin). A series of nerve blocks can give the best results along with some specific medications such as gabapentin. Avoiding pressure is better for long term. Avoid tight heavy belts, lose weight if you are overweight. Sometimes it can happen in pregnant women and it resolves after delivery. Good luck ...Read more

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Is meralgia paresthetica cureable with out any medical treatment?

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Is meralgia paresthetica cureable with out any medical treatment?

Yes: It actually isn't curable with any medical treatment; the only cure is to relieve the compression on the nerve (weight loss, looser clothing). ...Read more

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What are the best treatment options currently available for meralgia paresthetica?

What are the best treatment options currently available for meralgia paresthetica?

Decrease pressure: The best therapy would be to decrease pressure to the side of the nerve pain. Do not wear to tight a belt, do not carry to much on that side like a thick wallet, and you need to sit properly in your chair or in the car to not put undo pressure on the nerve. If that does not work speak to your doctor about specific nerve pain medication. ...Read more

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Meralgia paresthetica can be lasting to how many days with out any medical treatment?

Meralgia paresthetica can be lasting to how many days with out any medical treatment?

See below: Loose the extra weight, wear looser clothes & avoid prolonged standing/ walking. Usually resolves within a couple of months. ...Read more

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Which treatment options available for meralgia paresthetica are most highly recommended?

Which treatment options available for meralgia paresthetica are most highly recommended?

Tx options.: Wear looser clothes, take off some weight (if that is the cause) & avoid prolonged standing & walking. Acetominophen or nsaid’s can help with pain. Sometimes corticosteroid injections, tricyclic antidepressants & anti-seizure medicaitons are used. Surgery is rarely necessary. ...Read more

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Advise for meralgia paresthetica can be lasting to how many days with out any medical treatment?

Goes away: Usually goes away without any treatment often within two months. Avoid tight clothing and consider weight loss if this is part of your problem. Persistent pain means a trip back to your doc to consider meds / injections / other strategies. ...Read more

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Developed meralgia paresthetica. lost 80lbs. have large pannus. does panniculectomy become medically necessary now?

Developed meralgia paresthetica. lost 80lbs. have large pannus. does panniculectomy become medically necessary now?

Maybe not: Depends on how bad the meralgia is. Since that is compression of a superficial sensory nerve and doesn't lead to any motor dysfunction then it might not be considered significant. If, on the other hand, the nerve irritation is causing severe neuropathic type pain then it might be considered significant enough to justify the surgery ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: meralgia paresthetica?

Nerve Compression: Meralgia paresthetica is a condition characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in the outer part of your thigh. The cause of meralgia paresthetica is compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the skin surface of your thigh. See: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/meralgia-paresthetica/ds00914. ...Read more