Simplified Meralgia Symptoms and Treatment
A short video introduction to meralgia paresthetica symptoms and treatment:
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Meralgia Paresthetica is a condition characterized by symptoms like tingling, numbness and burning pain in the outer part of your thigh. The cause of meraligia paresthetica is compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the skin surface of your thigh, tight clothing, obesity or weight gain and pregnancy are common causes of meralgia paresthetic.
However, meralgia paresthetica can also be due to local trauma or diabetes. Meralgia paresthetica symptoms, pain or burning over the outside of the thigh. Numbness over the outside of the thigh. Sensitivity to light touch over the outside of the thigh. Worsening of symptoms with certain positions. Increased symptoms when wearing tight belts, work belts, or tight waist clothes, recent weight gain or pregnancy
Meralgia paresthetica treatment, physical therapy to strengthen the muscles of the legs and buttocks and reduce injury to the hips. Wearing less restrictive clothing. Weight loss management. Surgical treatment, called sensory nerve surgery. Cortisone injections may also be prescribed.
Meralgia paresthetica is a common disease, yet every individual needs unique treatment and care. We encourage people with meralgia paresthetica and their families to learn as much as possible about the latest medical treatment and approaches as well as healthy lifestyle choices.
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