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Neuralgia in thigh

I'm writing on behalf of my mother, age 60.  She started experiencing pain on the inner thigh of her left leg approx 6 months ago. She describes the pain as a painful tingling and/or burning sensation. After numerous trips to the doctors (who told her it was a trapped nerve) she was refered to the 'pain clinic'. They have since told her that what she's actually got is Neuralgia.  As with the trapped nerve diagnosis, the doctors say there isn't much they can do but eventually the pain will stop.

I've searched the net as well as your site looking for someone with the same symptoms, but have found nothing.

I'd therefore appriciate any advice about this condition and any suggestions as to how she can manage the pain.

Many Thank
Carra
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The nerve that supplies sensation and motor strength to the inner thigh is called the obturator nerve. If the nerve is damaged or pushed on by something, it will cause pain and weakness in the inner or medial thigh. An EMG and neuro exam can help confirm that this is the problem. There are many things that can cause this, several related to surgeries done on the pelvis, hip, for tumor resection, or childbirth.  Non surgical causes include pelvic tumors (especially in women) and chronic groin pain seen in athletes due to muscular entrapment. Your mother could consider seeing a neurologist who can help her sort out the problem and then perhaps a gynecologist to do a routine pap smear and pelvic exam, just to make sure everything is ok. Management (if no correctable cause is found)is usually conservative with ibuprofen, nerve pain meds like neurontin, and possibly steroid injections. FOr some cases, such as the groin pain for athletes, surgical intervention can be helpful. Start with the neurologist. GOod luck.
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Hello-
I'm writing regarding the neuralgia in the thigh. I have experienced nerve entrapment of the lateral thigh. The nerve affected was the lateral fermoral cutaneous nerve. I visited my local MD and he referred me to the Pain clinic also. The gave me medication and told me to rest it. Surgery was the only other option. Thank goodness my wife made me go to a Chiropractor. He performed a technique called ART. Active Release Technique. The idea is the muscle encompasses the nerve and the nerve does not fire correctly. After receiving 2 treatments of muscle release by the Chiropractor, my neuralgia was nonexistant. I would strongly recommend a doctor of chiropractic who practices this technique. Hopefully this will help you.
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Dear All,

      I had some tingling pain at the back thighs along the
outer sides since 3 months ago. The pain occurs when the
back thighs are pressed, e.g. in sitting or when sleeping
sideways. But when I walk, I don't feel the pain at all,
only some muscle tiredness.

      What treatment can I have for such problem ? Please
kindly help. Many thanks.



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Three weeks ago I was shifting around in my movie seat, letting people pass. When I got up to leave I heard something weird,not sure if it was a crack or tear--just something amiss. Since then I''ve had a dull,occasionally sharp, pain in my front left thigh. There's leg weakenss, too. It's pretty costant. Can't turn over at night without feeling it, either. Get's achy when I've been on my feet awhile but really feel it at all times. It seems to be located mainly in the thighs but sometimes raidates to hip and groin, but not to knee or below.  What's  up with this?
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