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Upper Leg Pain (Overview)

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 just below the knee.


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What could be the cause of upper leg pain when lying down?

What could be the cause of upper leg pain when lying down?

Tight proximal quad: Hip flexor tightness common today from all the sitting and stair steppers and no quad stretching we do our hamstrings and calves few stretch the hip flexors or abductors remember middle school pe and the hurdler stretch second part lying back. ...Read more

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Upper Leg Pain (Overview)

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 just below the knee.


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My wife thinks I should see someone for my upper leg pain. Should i?

Probably: There are many causes of upper leg pain. A physician would be the best one to determine the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get upper leg pain? Is he right?

Yes: Tendonitis is an overuse syndrome and can come anytime a tendon is used repetitively or with too much force. Tennis elbow is the classic example. Treatment requires rest and antiinflamitories, if tolerated. ...Read more

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Treatment for non obstructing 2.25 CM kidney stone in upper pole of right kidney? Could the stone be causing abdominal & upper leg pain? Headache?

Treatment for non obstructing 2.25 CM kidney stone in upper pole of right kidney? Could the stone be causing abdominal & upper leg pain? Headache?

Probably not: A non-obstructing stone may cause blood in the urine but should not be causing pain especially headache or thigh pain. Theoretically a large kidney stone that is not obstructing might cause some pain. Generally that would be back pain or flank pain rather than abdominal pain. I recommend you discuss with your physician the radiology report generated by the radiologist. ...Read more

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What's a way to end my upper leg pain?

What's a way to end my upper leg pain?

1st get Dx: C an ortho and b evaluated. I'd not an orthopedic problem he/she can refer u 2 the proper specialty. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: upper leg pain?

What is the definition or description of: upper leg pain?

What is upper leg?: 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 just below the knee. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of upper leg pain when lying down?

Tight proximal quad: Hip flexor tightness common today from all the sitting and stair steppers and no quad stretching we do our hamstrings and calves few stretch the hip flexors or abductors remember middle school pe and the hurdler stretch second part lying back. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my upper leg pain. Should i?

Probably: There are many causes of upper leg pain. A physician would be the best one to determine the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have been jogging for a while and now have severe upper leg pain why?

I have been jogging for a while and now have severe upper leg pain why?

Upper leg pain jogn: If you have changed shoes or jog differently then this can cause muscle spasm in the upper leg and hip areas. Or this can be just "wear and tear" on the muscles and joints. See if taking a break for a week and some advil (ibuprofen) like medication over the counter to see if this helps. Otherwise, please see your physician for further help and test. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get upper leg pain? Is he right?

Yes: Tendonitis is an overuse syndrome and can come anytime a tendon is used repetitively or with too much force. Tennis elbow is the classic example. Treatment requires rest and antiinflamitories, if tolerated. ...Read more

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What to do if I have lower back and upper leg pain?

What to do if I have lower back and upper leg pain?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Upper leg pain(moderate) front and back today. Only strenuous activity lately is sex but didn't feel any pain yesterday. Hurts a little when I sit. ?

Upper leg pain(moderate) front and back today. Only strenuous activity lately is sex but didn't feel any pain
 yesterday. Hurts a little when I sit.

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Delayed Onset Pain: Delayed onset muscle pain is common after sex. There are five adductor muscles which go from the pelvis to the thigh-bone and the gracilis and adductor magnus (long adductors) go from the pelvis to the knee. The main function of these muscles is to pull the legs together. They are used quite a lot in vigorous intercourse. If the pain persists more than a week or worsens you should see your doctor ...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


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