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What can I do about back upper thigh pain?

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

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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Back of upper thigh pain can be due to anxiety?

Back of upper thigh pain can be due to anxiety?

Not likely, but: Anxiety can make anything worse. It's amazing, but true. Anything negative is likely to feel more negative and positive things can lose a lot of their delight. That's a reason to learn how to lower anxiety. Best of luck! ...Read more

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For a week I've had moderate-severe lower back, hip & upper thigh pain with no known cause or injury. It feels muscular, but not 100% sure - thoughts?

For a week I've had moderate-severe lower back, hip & upper thigh pain with no known cause or injury. It feels muscular, but not 100% sure - thoughts?

Lumbar disc injury: We need a bit more info: do you have any numbness or tingling going down your hip/thigh? Does the pain get better with rest and/or worse with activity? Most likely though, this is due to some injury to one of your lumbar discs whereby nerves get pinch and inflamed. This could be treated with anti-inflammatory medications, heat/ice, gentle stretching, and also pain meds. See doc if not better. ...Read more

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I've had a swollen lymph node in my groin and back upper thigh pain on the same leg for several months. The lymph node is not tender. My thigh is unbearable when I have to walk or stand for awhile. Any thoughts on what could be causing this?

I've had a swollen lymph node in my groin and back upper thigh pain on the same leg for several months. The lymph node is not tender. My thigh is unbearable when I have to walk or stand for awhile. Any thoughts on what could be causing this?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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I have upper thigh pain... It starts off at my lower back and goes to my upper thigh hurts when standing and hurts less with walking?

I have upper thigh pain... It starts off at my lower back and goes to my upper thigh hurts when standing and hurts less with walking?

Sciatica: 18y w. low back pain into upper thigh is describing sciatica. Causes are many including disk disorder & Pyriformis syndrome. Per med lit., up to 30% of chronic low back pain is due to sacroiliac joint, SIJ, disorder; highly associated with sciatica. In teenagers participation in contact & extreme sports often causal. Permanent injury to SIJ ligaments manifests as chronic low back pain & sciatica. ...Read more

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Can nerve pain come and go ? I was almost symptom free for around a month but pain has returned. Prickly burning pain in inner thigh and upper back.

Can nerve pain come and go ? I was almost symptom free for around a month but pain has returned. Prickly burning pain in inner thigh and upper back.

Yes, possible: Especially post-herpetic pain. See your doctor for possible medication to control the nerve impulses (e.g. Gabapentin) and minimize the pain if caused by a reaction to a herpetic virus. ...Read more

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Is there any reason i would get thigh burning pain at the same time my upper back pain flares up ? Both burning/prickly sensation. Very odd.

Is there any reason i would get thigh burning pain at the same time my upper back pain flares up ? Both burning/prickly sensation. Very odd.

Yes: Neuropathic pain....Secondary to lumbar area disc / foraminal stenosis. See your pmd. Can be other more serious condition because of unusual disease. Simple vit B12 deficiency possible. ...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