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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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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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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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Can meralgia paresthetica cause pain when the leg Isn't numb?

Can meralgia paresthetica cause pain when the leg Isn't numb?

See pain neurologist: The cause of meralgia paresthetica is compression of the nerve of your thigh. The common reasons are pregnancy, diabetes, obesity. the good news is that the treatment always conservative and successful in many cases. See pain management neurologist. ...Read more

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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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I have recently started experiencing numbness on my outer left thigh. If left untreated, will meralgia paresthetica cause any damage?

I have recently started experiencing numbness on my outer left thigh. If left untreated, will meralgia paresthetica cause any damage?

Neuromuscular: The worst meralgia paresthetica could get is permanent numbness and neuropathic pain in the lateral thigh. This is commonly seen after sudden drastic changes in weight (gain or loss). Most of the time is self limited and improves over time. We recommend madications like lyrica, (pregabalin) gabapentin, Cymbalta or Amitriptyline for severe pain only as the recovery occurs regardless. ...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