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Orthopedic surgery

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  • I have pain in my right thigh

  • Thighs hurt when I lie still

  • The left inner thigh hurts

  • I have pain in both thighs

  • Thigh hurts at rest

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

Description

It describes any painful sensation over the thigh area, which may be pressing,sharp, burning or dull.

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Lower leg edema

  • Swelling of the affected area

  • Back pain

  • Low back pain

  • Numbness / sensory disorder

  • Edema

Possible Causes

  • Neuropathic pain

    Neuropathic pain is a type of pain caused by nerve damage or a problem with the nervous system. it's characterized by burning, tingling, sharp, or stabbing pain (even if touched gently) which can be continuous or intermittent (comes and goes) and worse at rest or night. Common causes of neuropathic pain include viral infections, cancer, vascular malformations, alcoholism, diabetes nerve pressure or nerve damage after surgery or trauma, neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis.

  • Chronic pain

    Pain that is ongoing and usually lasts longer than six months. This type of pain can continue even after the injury or illness that caused it has healed or gone away. It interferes with daily life and can lead to depression and anxiety.

  • Piriformis syndrome

    The sciatic nerve is responsible for control and sensation of the legs. Occasionally, it can be compressed by the Piriformis muscle in the buttocks, causing symptoms that are often identical to and may be mistaken for a slipped disc.

  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Cancer pain
  • Myalgia
  • Femoral head necrosis
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Decompression sickness

Related Serious Diseases

  • Cellulitis / erysipelas

    A bacterial infection of the skin layer. Cellulitis happens when bacteria has an entry point into the skin, e.g. after an insect bite, wound or scratching.

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have thigh pain?

  • Is the affected area red?

  • Is the affected area swollen?

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