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