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What are some things I should know about meralgia paresthetica?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Meralgia paresthetica is caused by pressure on the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve & can cause tingling, numbness & pain of the outer thigh.
It can be related to wearing too tight clothes, obesity, pregnancy, scarring near the inguinal ligament as well as prolonged standing, walking or bicycling. If you have it – wear looser clothes, take off some weight (if that is the cause) & avoid prolonged >.

In brief: Basic Info

Meralgia paresthetica is caused by pressure on the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve & can cause tingling, numbness & pain of the outer thigh.
It can be related to wearing too tight clothes, obesity, pregnancy, scarring near the inguinal ligament as well as prolonged standing, walking or bicycling. If you have it – wear looser clothes, take off some weight (if that is the cause) & avoid prolonged >.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
standing & walking. Acetominophen or NSAID’S can help with pain. Sometimes corticosteroid injections, tricyclic antidepressants & anti-seizure medications (Lyrica or Neurontin) are used. Surgery is rarely necessary.
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