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Author Topic: Numb tigh - Meralgia Paresthetica  (Read 2330 times)
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« on: September 05, 2010, 12:31:11 PM »

I'm not looking to circumvent visiting a doc - I just want your personal opinion/experiences.

Anybody of you has experienced this?
Did it go away?
What kind of treatment did you get prescribed?
Exercises causing/aggravating it?

Feel it since yesterday.
Suspect my bent over rows to the lower chest area and my pretty extreme stretching(anus excluded) as one of the cause.
Additionally a flattening of the back during squats(which I finally eliminated) could have been an additional factor.

I won't squat nor dead lift until I visited a doc + feel better...
chins + benches + hanging(for spine decompression) for now.

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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2010, 01:37:48 PM »

Haven't had any personal experience w/this

Some info from Mayoclinic.com:

Symptoms
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Pressure on the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, which supplies sensation to your upper leg, may cause these symptoms of meralgia paresthetica:

Tingling and numbness in the outer (lateral) part of your thigh
Burning pain in or on the surface of the outer part of your thigh
Less commonly, dull pain in your groin area or across your buttocks

These symptoms commonly occur only on one side of your body and may intensify after walking or standing.

When to see your doctor
See your doctor if you experience any of the symptoms of meralgia paresthetica listed above, including tingling, numbness or burning pain in the outer part of your thigh.


Causes
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Meralgia paresthetica occurs when the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve a nerve that supplies sensation to the surface of your upper thigh becomes compressed, or "pinched." The lateral femoral cutaneous nerve is purely a sensory nerve and does not affect your ability to use your leg muscles.

In most people, this nerve passes through the groin to the upper thigh without trouble. But in meralgia paresthetica, the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve becomes trapped often under the inguinal ligament, which runs along your groin from your abdomen to your upper thigh.

Common causes of this compression include any condition that increases pressure on the groin, including:

Tight clothing
Obesity
Pregnancy
Scar tissue near the inguinal ligament, due to injury or past surgery
Walking, cycling or standing for long periods of time
Nerve injury, such as due to diabetes or seat belt injury following a motor vehicle accident, also can cause meralgia paresthetica


Preparing for your appointment
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Your time with your doctor is limited, so preparing a list of questions will help you make the most of your time together.

Your doctor will likely have questions, too. Being ready to answer them may reserve time to go over any points you want to spend more time on. Your doctor may ask:

On what part of your leg, specifically, are you experiencing symptoms?
Have you had any recent surgeries?
Have you had any recent injuries to your hip area, such as from a seat belt in a motor vehicle accident?
Do you regularly do repetitive activities that affect your hip area, such as cycling?
Have you had recent weight gain?
Is the burning or tingling occasional or continuous?
How severe is your discomfort or pain?
Are there any activities that worsen your symptoms?
Is there any weakness?
What you can do in the meantime
If your pain is bothersome, over-the-counter pain relievers, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Advil, Motrin, others), may be helpful. You should also avoid tight clothing.
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2010, 02:13:27 PM »

Back from the doc.
He simply wanted to give me a script - painkiller. I negated, because I like my liver.
No extra script for another specialist. Too costly and symptoms are not really acute.
Symptoms are basically gone - from numbness to burning sensation to normal.
Squats did not in any way make it better or worse, so if anybody ever experiences such stuff - don't worry.
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2010, 07:39:12 AM »

Back from the doc.
He simply wanted to give me a script - painkiller. I negated, because I like my liver.
No extra script for another specialist. Too costly and symptoms are not really acute.
Symptoms are basically gone - from numbness to burning sensation to normal.
Squats did not in any way make it better or worse, so if anybody ever experiences such stuff - don't worry.


Glad you are better!
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