• Thigh pain causes vary from simple muscle cramps to serious conditions like Meralgia Paresthetica. Sometimes, the reasons for the problems have to do with the spine and/or any number of diseases. If you experience persistent thigh pain, you should consult with your doctor to determine the best course of action.

    Meralgia Paresthetica

    Pregnancy, increase in weight and wearing tight clothing can cause this nerve compression in the upper leg. Common symptoms include a burning pain in the thigh along with a numbing and tingling sensation.


    Typical symptom of sciatica include, radiating pain that travels from the lower portion of the spine to the back of the thigh and calf. The presence of sciatica may indicate a more serious problem like herniated disc.

    Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

    Inflammation that causes stiffness and pain in the thigh, upper arms, shoulders, neck and hips characterize this disorder. Symptoms may occur gradually or overnight.


    This disease affects children of four to eight years of age and hampers the blood supply to the hip and surrounding area. This may cause fractures and poor healing of the area. Typical symptom consist of pain in the thigh, hip or groin.

    Leg Swelling

    Welling in the leg due to a variety of reasons like disease, inflammation and fluid retention. It may also signal serious illnesses like blood clot or heart problems.


    Mayo Clinic: Legg-Calve-Perthes

    Mayo Clinic: Polymyalgia Rheumatica

    Mayo Clinic: Sciatica

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    Meralgia Paresthetica

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