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Burning Thigh Pain
Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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What is Burning Thigh Pain?

Meralgia Paresthetica commonly known as burning thigh pain is a condition that is characterized by extreme pain, numbness and tingling sensations in the front as well as the outer part of the thigh. It is caused when the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve is compressed and exerted, this nerve is responsible for supplying blood to the upper part of the legs.

Burning Thigh Pain and it's Causes

What are the causes of Burning Thigh Pain?

Some of the common causes that result in this condition are:

  • Compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN)
  • Obesity or recent gain in weight
  • Wearing tight clothes
  • Scar tissue formation due to a local trauma
  • Pregnancy
  • Disease conditions like diabetes
References: 
  • Burning Thigh Pain. Healthline. Available at: https://www.healthline.com/health/burning-legs Accessed on June 20, 2020.
  • Upper Thigh Pain. Healthline Available at: https://www.healthline.com/health/pain-in-upper-thigh Accessed on June 20, 2020.
  • Burning Thigh Pain. Cleveland Clinic. Available at: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17959-meralgia-paresthetica Accessed on June 20, 2020.
Disclaimer:
“The content of this publication has been developed by a third party content provider who is clinicians and/or medical writers and/or experts. The information contained herein is for educational purpose only and we request you to please consult a Registered Medical Practitioner or Doctor before deciding the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.”

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