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Why Do My Thighs Ache
Sore thighs: This is a nonspecific symptom. It could be due to some muscular reaction to strain from work, overuse or exercise. In females it can be from congestion in pelvic organs. Primary inflammation of muscles (acute myositis) is uncommon. Polymyalgia rheumatica is a rather common cause. People on statin medication may have a side effect of muscle ache. Your MD can evaluate you if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Be mindful: It depends on how sore they are. If it's mild soreness so that you just notice it, it's not likely a problem. If the soreness is severe, and you are having problems walking, then obviously you should take it easy. Remember you are a minor, so you should be reviewing this with your parents too. ...Read more
24- 48 hrs:
Typically after exercise one is usually sore
for a day or two.
I usually like to alternate exercise days to
allow the muscle soreness to resolve
prior to more exercise
if the soreness lasts more than 24 hrs, you
may be working out too hard. ...Read more
What to do if I have aches in upper and outside thigh, don't know where from so should I use icy rubs or my electric 10's unit?
Maybe....: Aching inner thigh could be caused by many more things than clot although I suppose it is possible. Risk factors would include smoking, family history of clots, recent immobilization or injury to the extremity, and taking oral contraceptives. ...Read more
Sometimes an item of clothing can chafe in one spot and cause a sore.
Multiple medical conditions can lead to sores, but if this is the only one, a local effect/cause is likely.
If ti fails to get better, or if other sores develop in other areas, please be sure to get his checked by your doctor. ...Read more
I have a dull ache in my calf for a few days that moves lower at times or into my thigh. What is this?
Up this morning and I'm extremely sore and I noticed some stretch marks on my inner thighs. Could they have formed overnight?
Stretch marks: Unlikely to have developed overnight but I recommend you see your primary doctor soon. ...Read more
My thighs have been aching for the past 2 days. It feels like a sprain. Every step I make I feel like I'm about to fall. How can I stop it?
The front upper area of my thigh is sore when sitting or laying down. The pain comes and goes, and dsnt hurt right away, it takes a little while.?
Maybe from back: Typical muscle or joint pain is made worse after or during activity and yours is with inactivity or no load bearing across the legs since sitting or lying down. It is positional and is relieved with a change of position both after awhile suggesting an issue referred from the lower back and less likely the leg. If bothers or limits you, get evaluated. ...Read more
Yesterday I woke up and my whole leg was aching. It feels like I've been exercising a lot. But I haven't. It's more in my thigh, should I be worried?
My upper right thigh has been aching for the past 2 days. I have tried to strech it out vigorously, but it doesn't feel any better. I need help fast!
Butt and inner thighs cramp and hurt from sitting too much, 4 days later still minor sporadic aches and cramps. What could it be? Standing or sitting
I've been having intermittent deep dull aching pain in the front of my thigh for the past several months. Hurts w/ activity and rest but worse @ night?
SIJ: Mid-30's fem c/o chronic unilateral anterior thigh pain; especially on sleep surface. This sx pattern compatible w. pain radiation from pelvic girdle, a bony ring, as ground force of sleep surface translates around ring to loosest sacroiliac joint; whereat ligament strain elicits pain generation. Lumbar pain generation is ameliorated by lying; as is that of spastic thigh muscle. See Osteopath. ...Read more
Tender to touch?: Are the muscles sore to touch? Does walking or activities affect the aching.? Do you take any medications? Questions like this can help us clarify your aching. Your evaluation will look at these issues? We also need to know what other medical conditions you have. ...Read more
Injury: If the knees have been injured you should expect discomfort for seven to ten days depending upon the type of injury (sprain, contusion). Treatment consists of rest and taking anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve (naproxen). Persistent or worsening discomfort or swelling call for evaluation by a physician or orthopedic surgeon as problems like cartilage or ligament injury may have occurred. ...Read more
You must see your doctor as soon as possible.
Please let me know what develops. ...Read more
Nothing to worry: If there is no rash/lesions there is no need to worry ...Read more