Thigh Pain

Thigh Pain

Symptom – Are you experiencing Thigh Pain?

Thigh pain may range from a burning sensation, aching, to more severe and sharp pain. Depending on the type and cause, you might find it difficult to move your leg or bear weight on it.

What is causing your Thigh Pain?

There are many different reasons why you are experiencing thigh pain. Meralgia paresthetica, a blood clot, diabetic neuropathy, IT band syndrome, or a muscle strain could be the cause.

Meralgia paresthetica is compression on the lateral femoral nerve. It can cause numbness, tingling, and pain on the upper and front part of the thigh. Reasons this may happen include tight clothing, pregnancy, a diabetes related injury, or from being overweight.

A blood clot can occur anywhere throughout the body. It can cause pain. And it is frequently accompanied by redness and swelling. If you think this is the cause of your thigh pain, book an appointment with your family doctor. A blood clot has the potential to become a life-threatening condition.

Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage caused by high blood sugar levels. It often starts in more distal extremities, such as the arms and feet. However, it can spread to areas such as the thigh.

IT band syndrome is when the IT band become inflamed. It is often due to repetitive use – such as in running. Pain is often felt in and around the knees. But, it sometimes can be felt in the thigh.

Lastly, a muscle strain in the thigh can cause pain. A muscle may become stretched or torn due to injury. They are common in the hamstring muscle – which is located on the back of your thigh. It can cause varying degrees of pain from mild to severe

How can you alleviate your Thigh Pain?

First and foremost, get a proper diagnosis of your thigh pain. Book an appointment with your family doctor or regular physiotherapist.

Massage therapy may be determined as a key part of your treatment plan. Massage can increase blood flow to the area, decrease pain, improve range of motion, and more. To book your next appointment, click ‘BOOK NOW’ below.

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