- Bones and Joints
- 5 Months ago
Burning Thigh Pain (Meralgia Paresthetica)
This is a condition that is characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in the outer part of one's thigh. The cause of this condition is due to the compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the skin surface of the thigh. Tight clothing, weight gain or obesity and pregnancy are some of the common causes of this condition. But Meralgia Paresthetica can also be due to local trauma or a disease such as diabetes. Anyone can develop this condition and it is more common in men than in women. It generally occurs between the ages 30 to 40 years and is much rarer in children.
The signs and symptoms of Meralgia Paresthetica include:
• Burning pain in or on the surface of the outer part of one's thigh
• Numbness or tingling in the outer part of one's thigh
• Less commonly, dull pain in the groin or across the buttocks
Here are a few self-care measures that can help treat and prevent Meralgia Paresthetica:
• Avoid standing or walking for long periods
• Avoid wearing tight clothing
• Maintain a healthy weight if you're overweight
• Reduction in physical activities
Contact your doctor if you notice any signs or symptoms of Meralgia Paresthetica!