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Upper thigh throbs and is in pain, what should I do?

Upper thigh throbs and is in pain, what should I do?

Diagnose: Treatment depends on cause. Is the pain aroused by directly palpating the region that hurts? If so then an x- ray might be indicated. I presume you mean front of thigh. If pain were in back of thigh likely sciatica caused by radiation of pain from nerves next to lumbar spine or pelvic girdle joints. Since pain goes not to foot is probably not lumbar disk problem. See osteopath for diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more


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Numbness in the upper thigh portion?

Numbness in the upper thigh portion?

Spinal issue: The upper thigh is innervated by nerves from the T4 and t5 interspinal nerve space. If the thigh at that spot is getting numb, then you might have to have an analysis of the spinal column. Do not see a chiropractor. See you family doctor for a start or an orthopedic surgeon who can make the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Two small bumps on upper thigh that itch?

Two small bumps on upper thigh that itch?

Not sure what they: Are from description. There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do for numbness in left upper thigh?

What to do for numbness in left upper thigh?

Several things: Upper thigh numbness is often due to something called meralgia paresthetica; this is due to a nerve that gets pinched in the front part of the upper thigh. This is more likely to happen if a person is overweight and has a belly, or wears tight fitting clothes. Weight loss, loose fitting clothes, and sometimes medications are the appropriate treatments. ...Read more

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What does it mean uf my left upper thigh hurts?

What does it mean uf my left upper thigh hurts?

Nerve, muscle,bone: Thigh pain could be a nerve compression in the lumbar spine, or a local problem with muscle such as a calcified hematoma or the bone such as a stress fracture.You should have the pain evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my right upper thigh and lower back, help?

I have a pain in my right upper thigh and lower back, help?

Could be several...: If the back pain and thigh pain are related to same cause, likely a mid or higher lumbar disc - but could be separate related to the hip or muscles around the back and hip without a disc being involved. If persisting, see your pcp for exam or a physical medicine specialist or neurologist. ...Read more

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I had a random cold spot on my upper thigh. What could cause this?

I had a random cold spot on my upper thigh. What could cause this?

Is it numb also?: This could be a minor impingement of a skin nerve on the upper thigh. It more commonly presents as a patch of skin about the size of your palm on the upper thigh that has decreased sensation. This can flucuate in severity. Its more a nuisance than anything bad. Typically no treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Help please i woke up with pain in my upper thigh by my groin. What to do about this?

May be hernia: Seek medical examination (ER) for femoral/Obturator ) Hernia. Easily diagnosed with CT or MRI ...Read more