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.
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
- Disease conditions like diabetes
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