Thigh Pain and Meralgia Paresthetica and You

Thigh Pain and Meralgia Paresthetica and You

I wrote Thigh Pain, Meralgia Paresthetica, and You after contracting meralgia paresthetica a year ago when I crushed my lateral femoral cutaneous nerve while

Thigh Thigh Pain and Meralgia Paresthetica and You

Meralgia Paresthetica, thigh pain, and you

overdoing a difficult yoga pose. The nerve runs through your groin to your outer thigh and damaging it causes tingling and numbness there – along with excuciating PAIN. Lots of pain. In most cases the pain subsides in 6 weeks or so but, in my case and in millions of others, it persists for years. Since there are 3 million new cases of meralgia each year it’s useful to know what it looks like and what to do when it strikes you or someone you know. The pain tends to move around and can show up anywhere from your lower back and buttock through your thigh down to your knee. It’s usually confined to one leg and the common factor is the burning, tingling, numb thigh.

It’s most commonly associate with pregnancy, surgery, obesity, and tight clothes – and sometimes all of the above! Fatter tummies, ight belts and skinny jeans have created something of an epidemic of meralgia in the last three years.

The pain can come on quickly and be acute and crippling, or it can creep up over weeks until its nagging saps  energy. Either way, it impacts your quality of life and demands your attention. Fortunately there’s plenty you can do to ease the pain, shorten the duration of the attack, and prevent a recurrence. The immediate action is to take a painkiller and an anti-inflammatory. In case your physician is unfamiliar with meralgia – a common problem – I recommend the generic forms of gabapentin and neofenac. They’re cheap, safe, and gabapentin even has a pleasant side-effect that medicos call “GABA euphoria”: a pharmaceutical “high”. Let me tell you, after suffering meralgia pain for even 24 hours you’ll be grateful for a little euphoria!

Now that you’ve got the pain under control and can think clearly, do a quick check of possible factors that might have caused your attack. There are over 100 possoble causes but the factors I’ve mentioned are responsible for 80% of cases (you’ll find a more complete list on the ‘Curing Meralgia Paresethetica’ website).  Having zeroed in on possible causes, look at what lifestyle changes you can make so that, at the very least, you stop making things worse.

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