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Outer Thigh Pain

I have bad pain in outer upper left thigh. First symptom was tingling and buzzing in left foot, the first time I put weight on that leg after rest. Now, after normal activity (walking etc.)  with body weight on leg, the pain occurs quickly in the upper outside left thigh and stays, gets worse, stops after an hour or so of bed rest, responds to heat. The pain does not shoot, just stays in a six or eight inch part of the upper outer thigh. Scale of 1-10, I would say 8. I am a 73 year old female, 5 feet, wt. 120. I live in Mexico. What do you think this might be? Should I look for a neurologist, chiropractor, what? Thanks, DLC
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Various causes come to mind.  Peripheral neuropathy can present this way.  A nerve conduction study can evaluate for a nerve disorder.  If a central (i.e. spinal) cause is suspected, a back MRI can be obtained.  

If the neurological route has been explored, you can investigate for claudication.  Obtaining non-invasive vascular studies can be obtained to ensure there is proper blood flow to the extremities.

These options can be discussed with your personal physician.

Followup with your personal physician is essential.

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patients education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.

Kevin, M.D.
www.kevinmd.com
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