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Tenderness on Thigh skin on one leg only

Causes and symptom for tenderness without bruises or any visual injury.


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Hi.

Tenderness may be due to an underlying swelling of glandular structures or inflammation of subcutaneous tissues as in the case of breast tenderness which may be due to hormonal changes. This may not show any visible changes in the breasts but palpation of the breasts may elicit pain. Lipoma for instance may present with tenderness without showing any visible changes on the surface of the skin. Inflammation or infections within underlying tissues and organ structures may elicit tenderness or referred pain on the surface but the area appears to be perfectly normal.

Do you have a similar condition? If yes, where is the pain or tenderness located?
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I have very sore skin tender to the touch with no aparent bruising or any other sign of damage on my left hip area.  I noticed this about three days after I had a colonoscopy...and the pain is getting worse. It kind of burns a little deeper now.  It's driving me crazy, no one seems to have a name for this thing.
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I am having this issue around my right hip, up my back, down my leg, and around the front of my thigh(near my crotch).  I am a 27 y/o male with no health issues and have never had anything like this before.  I don't have any bite marks, haven't changed any products I use, or eaten anything strange in a long time.  
But my skin is tender, and hurts.  Hurts more when I touch it or my clothes or a blanket rubs me.  And I don't have any rashes or any other symptoms.  What gives!?  Its been about half a week now and I am dying to know if anyone has a clue about this.  Keep us posted.
Corey
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I had the tender skin on my thigh which lasted about 4 - 5 days. I have had it before and it always seem to come during a time where my resistance is low or I have a cold or sinus problem or fever. I dont know what exactly what causes it but I believe it has something to do with infections in my body or inflamation (inflammation). It seems to clear up when my health is better. I took some Air Bourne for my cold and after 3 or 4 days I was better and my tenderness went away  
Rose
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You are talking about neuritis of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh.Sure is commoner with low resistance,diabetes.B12 helps.
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I am having the same sort of thing but it affects both of my thighs. Are you still having this? Did you ever find out what it was?
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This just started with me today, about 2hrs ago! My dear god! What is it? What's wrong??? :(
My right leg, over my knee and to the side hurt. I tried just touching it slightly with my index finger. It felt like my skin is burning. I thought I was tripping out!!! But it's real. I'm laying in bed now, trying not to move.my silk pajama pants irritate my leg if I move. I'm now reading and researching. It's crazy. What is it? I don't know. I have R.A. And today I had blood taken out for testing. Ok
Freaking out and still searching..... Sorry dont know what this is. It hurts I hate it :/
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Oh and there's no visible bruising, redness, rash. For that matter I know I haven't hurt myself either. It's unexplainable  
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Allodynia & Fibromyalgia Pain

Is your skin painful to touch? A symptom that perplexes a lot of us is allodynia. That's what it's called when mild pressure from clothing or gentle massage causes pain. A lot people describe allodynia as similar to a bad sunburn.

Allodynia is a fairly rare type of pain -- other than FMS, it's only associated with a handful of conditions, including neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia (shingles) and migraine. Allodynia is believed to be a hypersensitive reaction that may result from the central sensitization associated with FMS. The pain signals originate with specialized nerves, called nociceptors, that sense information about things like temperature and painful stimuli right from the skin.

Allodynia comes in 3 forms:

    Tactile, which is pain from touch or gentle pressure
    Mechanical, which is from something moving across your skin
    Thermal, which is pain from heat or cold that's not severe enough to damage tissues

Some drugs that work for some people with allodynia include:

    Tramadol
    Lidocaine
    Ketamine
    Morphine
    Venlafaxine  

   ome people also get relief from topical pain creams (capsaicin, Tiger Balm, Aspercreme, BioFreeze). Paying close attention to the way you dress can help alleviate allodynia as well.

If you have allodynia, massage therapy may make it worse. If you feel other aspects of your health would benefit from massage, be sure to discuss allodynia with your doctor and massage therapist and keep track of how treatments impact this symptom.
Painful Paresthesia & Fibromyalgia

Paresthesias are odd nerve sensations that can feel like crawling, tingling, burning, itching or numbness. Sometimes, these sensations can be painful. Paresthsias are also associated with peripheral neuropathy, chemotherapy drugs, multiple sclerosis and migraine.

Many common FMS treatments can help alleviate paresthesia-related pain, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). Some people also have good luck with vitamin B12, capsaicin cream, massage and acupuncture.
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I have tenderness in one leg which is my right leg but the sensitive an tenderness feeling is only in the back of my leg from the top to the bottom of my feet an pain shoot through it every 10 to 15 mins. I get this all the time but it be months befor it even comes back. sometimes its in myhands an arms bt when ever it it happens nothing can't touch it or rub agains it an if something cold touches it really HURTS AN ACHES i would really like to find out what's going on
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Possible that your nerve is getting compressed or there is poor circulation to your leg. You may see http://dynamicnaturesite.blogspot.com/2009/11/skin-sensitive-to-touch-tender-skin.html for further info.
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I have been experiencing extreme tenderness on the front of my right upper leg for the last couple days, and before that it was just very numb and tight skinn-feeling for about a week, it was driving me crazy!  I did not injure myself and have never had this problem before, I don't know why it went from being numb to extremely sore and tender, I can barely touch it it hurts so bad! Any ideas on what is going on?
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Have you found out what it is, and what causes
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Sugar pain

I do nails in a salon, and yesterday one of my clients mentioned this pain to me (I have it as well, but I refer to it as a wandering pain). I was so excited to hear that someone else was experiencing this!

This pain is so bizarre! There's never any visual evidence of a bruise or something similar, but the skin feels like you've been beaten with a baseball bat! The last occurrence was on my left outer thigh, but it's happened on both forearms, right shin, left outer upper arm....even at the base of my skull on the right side that even felt like my HAIR hurt! I have done many internet searches on "wandering" skin pain, or skin pain that comes and goes, and the only thing that consistently comes up is fibromyalgia and that didn't seem to fit.

BUT.... This client of mine recognized that the pain happens after she eats a lot of SUGAR or binge eats. And it doesn't have to only be sweets that you're bingeing on, could be carbs like chips and bread, because your body will TURN that into sugar on its own.

This was like a lightbulb for me.... I had never made the correlation between SUGAR and the pain before....it totally makes sense FOR ME. Also, when you do an Internet search for SUGAR AND SKIN PAIN a lot of interesting things come up that make more sense to ME.

I lost 145lbs about 11 yrs ago, so I basically eat healthy, but when I have "those moments" where I eat something high in sugar or carbs.....a few hours later, or even the next day, the pain will begin and lasts a couple of days.

I'm curious to see if anyone else feels this is correct for them. Our bodies sure are weird yet miraculous things!
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This problem has been with me for 3 weeks.  It started a few days after I came back from staying in hospital for 3 days, sleeping and sitting in a recliner, with a clean sheet on it -- and I probably stayed in the same pants for about a week -- no shower -- I just had not time.  I felt my skin itch and nerves very painful when I put a little pressure on skin, in areas on by rear end, thighs, lower back. Pain was intense around elastic of my briefs.  I would take off my clothes in my apt while I did my desk work, but that only helped a little.  Clothes brought back the pain without relief.  Lotrimin helped a little -- I thought there might be a fungal issue.  But, it cured nothing.  Witch hazel provided very temporary relief.  I think I was gaining weight due to constant eating at the hospital and since.  So, this might have been my skin stretching.  So, I looked for scar tissue relief.  

Finally, I tried Gold Bond Anti-Itch (Medicated, Intensive Relief) and it has helped tremendously over the past 24 hours!!!  Still not cured.  I will try to avoid sugar and carbs, I will try to lose weight, I will try B-12 and garlic pills, I am trying softer and bigger clothing, and this is helping.  I am very glad, though sad, to see that many other people have this.  Hopefully this isn't terminal or contagious, and will be over soon!!
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Interesting. I know u sent this year's ago, but I was researching the same symptoms. I have R.A. too. The pain when cloth touches is unbearable. I found this watercress with lidocaine how the pain. Weird, came out of nowhere and there is nothing I can see.
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